§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ SIR HENRY HOLLAND
trusted the House would allow this Bill to be read a second time, its principle having been twice affirmed. The Bill contained provisions limiting the time of proceedings for distress, exempting the property of third persons from distress; and the rest of it was closely confined to following out the recommendations of the very able Committee which sat last year to consider the subject. He trusted the House would allow the Bill to be read a second time.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Sir Henry Holland.)
§ MR. DUCKHAM
said, it was not his intention to oppose the second reading of the Bill, nor, at that late hour, to make any considerable remarks upon it; but there were some important alterations which must, he felt, be made in it in Committee. He then gave Notice that in Committee he should move the insertion of a clause, giving power to the tenant to establish any counter claim he might have against the landlord.
§ MR. SHAW LEFEVRE
said, the Government had no objection to the second reading of the Bill, although he thought it right to say that in all probability they would deal with the subject in the measure they had laid on the Table of the House. He hoped the Committee stage would be put down for a date subsequent to the second reading of the Government Bill.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Bill read a second time, and committed for Tuesday 3rd April.