HC Deb 23 February 1888 vol 322 c1349

Order for Second Reading read.

MR. JOHNSTON (Belfast, S.),

in moving that the Bill be now read a second time, said, he did not think it was necessary to take up the time of the House by making any observations in explanation of the provisions of the Bill. The Bill passed through the House of Commons last year, and would have passed through the Upper House but for a misunderstanding. The hon. Gentleman the Member for South Kilkenny (Mr. Chance) had backed the Bill, and both sides of the House were agreed as to its advisability.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Mr. Johnston.)


I merely rise to assert my right as a Member of this House to address the House upon any Question put from the Chair, whether the Question is called formal or not.


the hon. Gentleman is not in Order in making that protest, nor do I know what he refers to.

Question put, and agreed to.

Bill read a second time, and committed for Thursday next.

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