§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Select Committee do consist of Sixteen Members.—(Mr. Herbert Gladstone.)
§ MR. WARTON
noticed that most of the Members of the Committee were Irish Members; and he thought this was another attempt on the part of the Government to tamper with the question of Home Rule.
§ MR. CALLAN
was in favour of the appointment of the Committee; but he objected to the names of two Englishmen on it. He understood the Committee was to consist exclusively of Irish Members.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Mr. ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND, Mr. HEALY, Mr. JUSTIN M'CARTHY, nominated Members of the Committee.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That Mr. Meldon be one other Member of the Committee."
§ Mr. BIGGAR
objected to the hon. Member's name. He thought the Committee should consist of Members who were impartial. The hon. Member was very much interested in the people to be benefited by this Bill. He would offer the most decided opposition to the hon. Member's name, and, if necessary, divide the House.
§ MR. SEXTON
remarked, that he supposed all the Members of the Committee had made up their minds on the Bill.
§ Question put.
§ The House divided:—Ayes 42; Noes 1: Majority 41.—(Div. List, No. 318.)
§ Motion made, and Question, "That Mr. Eugene Collins be one other Member of the Committee,"—(Mr. Herbert Gladstone,)—put, and negatived.
§ Mr. MULHOLLAND, Mr. CALLAN, Mr. GREER, Mr. FINDLATER, and Mr. DALY, nominated other Members of the Committee:—Power to send for persons, papers, and records; Five to be the quorum.