§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ SIR JOHN LUBBOCK,
in moving the second reading of the Bill, said, it was necessarily one of much detail; and he would suggest that it should be read a second time, and then be referred to the same Committee as the Bill about to be introduced by the Government. The right hon. Gentleman the President of the Board of Trade had been good enough to say that the Government would agree to that course; and he (Sir John Lubbock) hoped the House would also consent to it. The Bill had been very carefully prepared by the Society of Arts, and in their name he asked the House to consent to the second reading. It was of a comprehensive character, and went into the whole question very fully; but it was made up of a great number of separate points, which could be better dealt with in Committee than by the House.
§ Motion made, and Question, "That the Bill be now read a second time,"—Sir John Lubbock,)—put, and agreed to.
§ Bill read a second time, and committed for Monday 22nd May.