HC Deb 22 July 1885 vol 299 c1593

Motion made, and Question proposed, That the Bill be read the first time."


inquired whether the Bill was to be regarded as a Public or as a Private Bill, there being some uncertainty on the point, owing to what had occurred in the other House, and a great Constitutional question might arise upon it?


said, that the measure had been treated as a Public Bill in the House of Lords.

Motion agreed to.

Bill read the first time. [Bill 243.]

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