HC Deb 08 April 1889 vol 334 cc1902-3

Considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)

Clause 1.

DR. TANNER (Cork, Mid)

I should like to ask how it is that hon. Gentlemen opposite are so prone to deal with and obstruct Irish measures which we to the best of our ability try to carry through? Although I have been asked not to do so by hon. Gentlemen on both sides of the House, to whose opinion I desire to defer in every way, I cannot help on this occasion moving that you, Mr. Courtney, do now report Progress, and ask leave to sit again. It is rather a sad thing to be placed in this position, but I take it that some sort of compromise ought to be made, and that instead of an hon. Member on the other side of the House obstructing, as he has done without reason, any business which we Irish Members are anxious to promote on behalf of our constituents, he ought to advance, at least, some reason for such an interference with the business of the country.


I do not like to interfere with the progress of this measure, in which Gentlemen on this as well as on the opposite side of the House are interested; but I must say I think there is great reason for the step which has been taken by the hon. Gentleman the Member for Mid Cork, who has been driven to move that Progress be reported in consequence of the obstruction offered by an hon. Gentleman opposite to our proceeding with the Committee on the County Court Appeals (Ireland) Bill. This is, I think, a measure which has the sanction of the Government.


Order, order! The question is that I report Progress, and ask leave to sit again; and if the Motion before the Committee is persevered in the matter comes to an end.

Motion made, and Question, "That the Chairman report Progress, and ask leave to sit again," agreed to.

Committee report Progress; to sit again on Thursday.