HC Deb 04 April 1889 vol 334 c1598
MR. J. O'CONNOR (Tipperary, S.)

I desire to ask you a question, Mr. Speaker, on a point of procedure. On the 13th of last month I introduced a Bill into the House, which was debated during the entire day. I find from a document in my hands that the main points for which I then contended appear to have been conceded by the Chief Secretary and the Irish Prisons Board. Apart from making certain offenders first-class misdemeanants, my main points are conceded. Under these circumstances, I want to know whether I should be in order in asking leave to withdraw my Bill which stands on the Paper for to-day?


The hon. Member can withdraw his Bill if the Amendment to the Bill is first withdrawn.

MR. J. MORLEY (Newcastle-on-Tyne)

May I ask the Chief Secretary whether he proposes to lay these new Prison Rules before the House?


Yes, Sir; they have been laid on the Table. Perhaps I may say that, although I have not the least objection to the withdrawal of the Bill of the hon. Member for South Tipperary, I am afraid he somewhat mistakes the scope of these amended Rules.