§ MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)
wished to make a personal statement, of 288 which he had given Notice to the hon. Members for West Nottingham (Mr. Broadhurst) and Haggerston (Mr. Cremer). In The Times of that day the hon. Member for Haggerston was reported to have said that the hon. Member for West Nottingham had placed several Amendments on the Paper to the Truck Bill; but was led by Mr. Bradlaugh to leave the House, in the belief that the Bill would not be taken. He begged to assure the House that if the hon. Member for West Nottingham, was under such an impression it was an erroneous one, and nothing he had said could have conveyed it to him. He had waited many nights to get the Bill through, and did not in any case abandon the hope of doing so till after half-past 1, and he always informed hon. Members of his intention to proceed with the Bill on every possible occasion.