§ Order read, for resuming Adjourned Debate on Amendment proposed to Question [17th April], "That the Bill be now read a second time."
§ And which Amendment was, to leave out the word "now," and at the end of the Question to add the words "upon this day six months."—(Sir Harcourt Johnstone.)
§ Question again proposed, "That the word 'now' stand part of the Question."
§ SIR CHARLES W. DILKE
drew attention to the fact that it was after half-past 12 o'clock, and contended that the Order, being opposed, could not be taken.
§ Question put.
§ The House divided:—Ayes 48; Noes 30: Majority 18.—(Div. List, No. 101.)
§ Main Question put, and agreed to.
§ Bill read a second time, and committed for Tuesday next.