HC Deb 24 July 1885 vol 299 c1865

Order read, for resuming Adjourned Debate on Question [15th July], "That the Bill be now read a second time."

Question again proposed.

Debate resumed.


said, it was understood that at that time of the Session it was useless to proceed with Bills of a highly contentious character. He thought it would be impossible at that time to discuss a matter of this importance; and, therefore, he thought that the proper course would be to discharge the Order.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Order be discharged."— (Mr. Newdegate.)


said, in the absence of the hon. and learned Member in charge of the Bill (Mr. Hopwood), it would be a very unusual course for the Order to be discharged.

Debate further adjourned till Wednesday next.