§ Order for Second Reading road.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Mr. C. T. D. Acland.)
§ MR. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT (Sheffield, Ecclesall)
said, that he had made application for a copy of the Bill, and had been informed that it was not yet printed. He would not, however, object to the second reading of the Bill, which he believed was approved by the Cutlers' Company, if such opposition would prevent the measure passing during the present Session. He was very anxious that a measure to prevent false marking should pass this Session. The subject-matter was of great importance—especially to the working classes of Sheffield and other large towns—and was embodied in a Bill which he himself introduced early in the present Session. His hon. Friends the Member for Newcastle (Mr. Joseph Cowen), for Darwen (Viscount Cranborne), for Liverpool (Mr. Baden-Powell), and for Hallam (Mr. Stuart-Wortley), had backed the Bill.
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. C. T. D. ACLAND) (Cornwall, Launceston)
said, he had been under the impression that the Bill had been printed and circulated; but that not being the case, he would not now press for the second reading.
§ Motion, by leave, withdrawn.
§ Motion made, and Question, "That the said Order be discharged,"—(Mr. C. T. D. Acland,)—put, and agreed to.
§ Order discharged; Bill withdrawn.