HC Deb 08 April 1889 vol 334 cc1903-4

Bill, as amended, considered.

On the Motion that Clause 1 be read a second time,


Is the House to understand that this Bill is to be made applicable to Scotland and Ireland?

MR. KNOWLES (Salford, W.)

With the approbation of hon. Members opposite, a clause has been drafted to include Ireland and Scotland.

New Clause (Application to Scotland) amended and added.

On Clause 2.

MR. CALDWELL (St. Rollox)

I am sorry the Law Officers for Ireland are not here, as I should like them to explain what is here intended, as no definition of it is given. There is a provision as to procedure in Scotland, but under what procedure can the Act be enforced in Ireland?


The matter has not been lost sight of. There is no necessity, in applying the Act to Ireland, to make any Amendment, except a definition of the local authority. It is not necessary to insert the words with regard to procedure.

Bill read third time, and passed.