HC Deb 12 May 1884 vol 288 c138

Order for Committee read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair."—(Dr. Cameron.)


said, he did not oppose the Bill; but he wished for some explanation from the Lord Advocate as to the last clause, which, as it seemed to him, excluded Members of Parliament from the operation of the Bill.


said, the object of the Bill was very well stated in the Memorandum which accompanied it; and there did not appear to him to be any objection to the objects of the Bill, or to the manner in which it was to be carried out.

Motion agreed to.

Bill considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)

Notice being taken that 40 Members were not present, and the Committee being counted, and 34 Members only being present,

MR. Speaker

resumed the Chair:— House counted, and 40 Members not being present,

House adjourned at half after One o'clock.