§ Order read, for resuming Adjourned Debate on Amendment on Second Reading [25th May], 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."—(Mr. R. N. Fowler.)
§ Question again proposed, "That the word 'now' stand part of the Question."
§ Debate resumed.
§ MR. W. H. SMITH
appealed to the hon. Member for the City of London (Mr. R. N. Fowler) to withdraw his opposition to the second reading, believing the Bill would be of great service to the City of London.
§ SIR R. ASSHETON CROSS
said, that having appointed the Commission to inquire into the subject dealt with by the Bill, he thought it would be a great mistake not to read the Bill the second time, and he implored the hon. Member to take off his opposition.
§ MR. R. N. FOWLER
said, he had not been aware that the Bill was down, 474 for that evening; but he would confer with those who were interested in the matter with regard to the course they would take as regarded it.
§ Debate further adjourned till Monday next.