§ (Mr. Attorney General.)
§ SECOND READING.[ADJOURNED DEBATE.]
§ Order read, for resuming Adjourned Debate on Second Reading [11th July].
§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Longford, N.)
Is there any hope of carrying this Bill through this Session? It must excite immense opposition, and I would remind the Government that other Bills of more serious importance have been thrown overboard, because a block has been placed against them by Gentlemen sitting behind the Ministerial Bench, for various reasons. Do the Government hope now, at this eleventh hour, by keeping us here a fortnight longer, to be able to pass it?
THE ATTOENEY GENEEAL (Sir RICHARD WEBSTER) (Isle of Wight)
I certainly hope that the House will pass this Bill this Session. The Bill has 429 practically received the assent of the Whole House. An exactly similar one was produced by the right hon. Gentleman opposite (Sir William Harcourt). I undertook, on the last occasion, to introduce certain clauses regarding Ireland; and I think it will be a very great loss to the country if this important piece of legislation does not take place.
§ Adjourned Debate further adjourned till To-morrow.