§ Order read, for resuming Adjourned Debate on Question [17th May], "That the Bill be now read a second time."
§ Question again proposed.
§ Debate resumed.
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)
said, this was Business of a pressing nature, for no annuities could be granted until the arrangements in the Bill were settled. These were rendered necessary by the financial arrangements in regard to the National Debt which the House had sanctioned, and he believed the Bill contained nothing of a controversial character. He did not know that any explanation was required from him.
§ Question put, and agreed to.