HC Deb 28 November 1888 vol 331 c483

Bill considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)

Clause 1 (Definition of Quinton Hill Farm).

MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)

asked the Secretary of State for War to allow the Bill to stand over for a day. He had told the hon. Gentleman opposite that there was a very strong objection to the Bill, and only to-day he had handed in a number of Amendments, which he was sure hon. Gentlemen who represented the War Office would feel dealt with matters he was fully entitled, at any rate, to bring before the notice of the House. There were very important principles involved in the Bill; and while the Amendments he proposed did not involve the rejection of the Bill, nor even the alteration of its principle, they offered opportunity for the satisfactory solution of questions pertinent to the Bill. He would move that Progress be reported, and would not trouble the Committee at the moment by referring to the various points to which he took exception; but he would ask the Government to recognize the fact that there were the strongest reasons for the request he made on behalf of people who would be enormously affected by the measure. He had reason to object to the manner in which the Committee had been selected. It was distinctly understood that the interests of the people he referred to should be fully represented.

It being half an hour after Five of the clock, the Chairman left the Chair to make his report to the House.

Committee report Progress; to sit again To-morrow.