§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors on Sundays in the County of Durham."
§ MR. WARTON
said, that a large number of Bills of this class was being introduced, and he wished to ask whether the Government intended to discourage such Bills or not? because, if they did, the task of those who opposed them would be very much easier. He need hardly say he should feel it 'his duty to oppose all these Bills.
§ MR. CHAMBERLAIN
said, the hon. and learned Gentleman (Mr. Warton) asked the Government to make a statement of their general policy in reference to the different classes of Liquor Bills it was proposed to introduce. He should point out that neither the Government nor the House were at present aware what the contents of the Bills were. It would be highly inconvenient that, at this stage, the Government should make a statement of their policy. Of course, the Government would be quite prepared to make a clear statement on the subject of the Bills when the Bills arrived at the stage of second reading.
§ Question put, and agreed to.
§ Bill ordered to be brought in by Mr. THEODORE FRY, Mr. WALTER JAMES, Mr. LAMBTON, Mr. DODDS, Mr. THOMAS RICHARDSON, Mr. GOURLEY, and Mr. JAMES THOMPSON.
§ Bill presented, and read the first time. [Bill 21.]