§ Considered in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
Motion made, and Question proposed,
That the Chairman be directed to move the House, that leave be given to bring in a Bill for amending the Laws relating to Customs and Inland Revenue, and Postage and other Stamps, and for making further provision respecting the National Debt, and charges payable out of the Public Revenue, or by the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt; and for other purposes."—(Lord Richard Grosvenor.)
§ MR. R. N. FOWLER
said, he presumed that this Bill would have some explanation. It was a late hour; but, early in the afternoon, the Prime Minister, when asked, stated that it would be explained. It was to be hoped that this explanation would be given at the next stage.
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir HENRY JAMES)
said, as the Financial Secretary was in the Chair, he had to say the Bill would be fully explained 504 after being printed and circulated in the usual way.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Resolution reported:—Bill ordered to be brought in by Mr. COURTNEY and Mr. HERBERT GLADSTONE.
§ Bill presented, and read the first time. [Bill 260.]