§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ MR. T. BLAKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)
, in moving that the Bill be now read a second time, said, that its object was to preserve life, and to prevent accidents in the working of quarries, by compelling sufficient safeguards to be taken, as in the case of mines.
§ Motion made and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Mr. T. Blake.)
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. CHILDERS) (Edinburgh, S.)
said, it was the intention of the Government to introduce a more comprehensive measure which would embrace this subject; and, under these circumstances, he trusted that the hon. Member would not press the Bill.
§ MR. T. BLAKE
said, he was perfectly satisfied with the assurance of the right hon. Gentleman, and would withdraw the Bill.
§ Motion, by leave, withdrawn.
§ Bill withdrawn.