HC Deb 02 August 1888 vol 329 c1365

Order for Third Reading read.

MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)

said, he desired to invite an expression of the views of the Government in respect to the Bill. When the Government obtained control of the whole time of the House, it was with a special exception in favour of this Bill then at the Report stage. He had put the Bill down night after night, but still was met with the "I object" from hon. Members opposite, and the proceeding approached the nature of absolute farce. He invited the Government to mention some reasonable time when the final stage of the Bill might be taken. He would not press for an answer in the absence of the First Lord of the Treasury, but put the question in moving to defer the Bill once more till to-morrow.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Order for Third Reading be deferred till To-morrow."—(Mr. Brad-laugh.)


suggested that if the Bill were allowed to be called at 10 minutes to 12 some night, there would probably be no attempt to discuss it, and he imagined the hon Member only desired to take a Division on the Bill?


said, he should be quite content with that.

Question put, and agreed to.