HC Deb 21 July 1881 vol 263 c1591

Order for Second Reading read.


said, when this Bill was last mentioned he was asked by the hon. and gallant Member for South Ayrshire (Colonel Alexander) whether the Government intended to proceed with it. The Bill had been brought in at the request of Members from Scotland, and the only Notice of Amendment was not from a Member of that part of the country. He did not like to abandon the hope of proceeding with the Bill, but, unless progress was made with it within the next few days, it would have to be dropped.

Second Reading deferred till Monday next.