HC Deb 08 June 1880 vol 252 c1530

Order for Second Beading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time, and referred to a Select Committee."—(Mr. Morley.)


said, it was surely not intended to read this Bill a second time at that hour—12.45 A.M. The measure proposed some very large reforms, which he thought required fuller consideration than could be given under such circumstances.


said, there had been already two Bills dealing with the question, which had been read a second time in the House and referred to a Select Committee; one of them having been introduced by the hon. Member for Kendal (Mr. Whitwell), and the other by the hon. and learned Member for Preston (Sir John Holker). It was intended that the present Bill, which contained a good many practical suggestions, should, after the second reading, be likewise referred to a Select Committee; a course which did not carry with it any approval of the principles of the measure.

Question put, and agreed to.

House adjourned at a quarter before One o'clock.