HC Deb 25 July 1881 vol 263 c1880

Order for Second Reading read.


, in moving that the Bill be read a second time, said, it was one of a simple character, its object being to remove a difficulty out of the way of a humble class of tradesmen. At present, no one was allowed to hawk petroleum except under the authority of a special regulation, endorsed upon a licence to keep petroleum, and, even then, a man who was licensed to keep petroleum, and who lived on the borders of one county, was unable to hawk it in the next county, because the licence he had received from the magistrates did not cover the new district The present proposal was that, under certain conditions, whenever a man was allowed to keep petroleum, that power should in itself enable him to hawk it.

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

Motion agreed to.