§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ *MR. NORRIS (Tower Hamlets, Limeouse)
I hope the House will allow this Bill to be read a second time, and discuss its details in Committee. It is not a "Pension's Bill" as generally understood, but it is one to enable County Councils to provide a fund, by deductions from salaries and wages of officers and servants in their employment, and to grant superannuation. Allowances, therefrom, adding from their own funds such contributions as may be necessary.
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. LONG,) Wilts, Devises
This Bill, so far as the principle goes, is one the House might very well consider, but, as the hon. Member will see, he proposes to cast upon County Councils certain obligatory regulations in reference to their officers, and manifestly I think we ought not to decide until County Councils have had an opportunity of considering the proposal, and of making some representation upon it. So far, although the question has been, more or less, before the County Councils of England and Wales, only three have made any representations on the subject. Under these circumstances, I do not think we ought to pass the Second Reading until the subject has been more fully considered.
§ Second Reading deferred till 13th May.