§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ MR. MURPHY (Dublin, St. Patrick's)
I beg to move the second reading of this Bill. The chief objects for which this Bill was intended are provided for by the Metropolitan Open Spaces Extension Bill, which has passed the third reading in this House, and which applies to Ireland; but this Bill contains certain provisions that the Local Government Board did not think desirable to embody in the general Bill; they apply specially to Dublin, and will materially assist Lord Ardilaun and his Committee in their efforts to create recreation grounds by enabling old laneways and passages which have become only nuisances to be closed up, I trust there will be no objection to this stage, and ample time will be afforded for the consideration of the clauses which are proposed to be embodied in the Bill before the Committee stage is entered upon.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Mr. Murphy.)
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Colonel KING-HARMAN) (Kent, Isle of Thanet)
The Government had hoped that the Metropolitan Open Spaces Act sufficiently dealt with this subject; but as hon. Members seem to think there are some points not dealt with applicable specially to Dublin, and that the Bill is in accord with some project of Lord Ardilaun, the Government will not oppose the second reading, reserving, however, full liberty of action in reference to the next stage.
§ Question put, and agreed to.
§ Bill read a second time, and committed for Thursday 9th June.