HC Deb 16 May 1879 vol 246 cc651-2

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."


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.