HC Deb 31 May 1880 vol 252 cc882-3

Order for Second Reading read.


in moving that the Bill be now read the second time, said, that the Bill was, with one modification, a Bill which had last Session been introduced by the late Lord Advocate. It referred to a subject on which legislation was urgently required, and he had, therefore, entered into communication with Lord Watson to prevent the subject being dropped; and now, with his full sanction and concurrence, introduced this Bill. The measure had also obtained the qualified approval of his right hon. and learned Friend the present Lord Advocate. The question with which it dealt was one of very great importance in Scotland. He begged to propose the second reading of the Bill in order that it might be referred to a Select Committee, where the matters of detail which it dealt with could be discussed.

Motion made, and Question proposed,"That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Dr. Cameron.)


said, he should like to know whether the hon. Member for Glasgow (Dr. Cameron) was in Order in moving the second reading of a Bill as to which he had himself given Notice of Motion that it should be referred to a Select Committee?


said, that the Notice which the hon. Member (Dr. Cameron) had given—namety, that the Bill should be referred to a Select Committee, was not a Notice of Opposition of such a character as would prevent a Bill being taken after half-past 12 o'clock.

Question put, and agreed to.

Bill read a second time, and committed to a Select Committee.