HC Deb 18 June 1888 vol 327 c415

Order for Second Reading read.

SIR JOHN LUBBOCK (London University)

moved, "That the Bill be read a second time on Thursday week."

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Second Reading be deferred till Thursday 28th June."—(Sir John Lubbock.)

MR. KELLY (Camberwell, N.)

said, he understood that the Bill had been put on the Paper that day for the purpose of being taken.


said, the understanding was that the Bill was not to be taken before Thursday next; and he had not been able to consult his hon. Friend, who took a more active part in the matter, as to the exact day on which he would be able to be present. He had, therefore, moved that the second reading be postponed until Thursday week.

MR. FIRTH (Dundee)

said, he must be allowed to express a hope that the date of the second reading would now be definitely fixed, as hon. Members had been brought down to the House on several occasions in regard to the Bill.

Question put, and agreed to.