§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Colonel King-Harmon.)
§ MR. TREVELYAN
said, he was afraid he could not consent to the Motion at that time of night; and from what he knew of the Bill, if it was in the same shape as when originally introduced he could not assent to it at any time. He had the strongest objection to the Bill in the form in which he first saw it, because it inflicted retrospective penalties on gentlemen who accepted their positions at a time when this burdensome condition was not made; and on that ground he objected to the Bill on principle. If the hon. and gallant 252 Member pressed the Bill he should be prepared to give it a decided negative; but at present he should content himself with moving the adjournment of the debate.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed,"That the Debate be now adjourned."—(Mr. Trevelyan.)
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Debate adjourned till Thursday.