HC Deb 17 April 1885 vol 297 cc121-2

Order for Second Reading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Second Reading be deferred till Monday."—(Mr. Shaw Lefevre.)


said, he noted what was said about this Bill in the afternoon by the Postmaster General—namely, that it would not be taken until it could be reached at a reasonable hour. Now, was there any hope of that opportunity being found on Monday? Why not put the Bill down for Friday, when there would be far more chance of finding a reasonable hour for it?


said, it would be better to set down the Bill for Monday. Of course, he should adhere to his undertaking not to bring it on except at a reasonable time; but that time might be found on Monday.

Motion agreed to.

Second Reading deferred till Monday next.