HC Deb 02 August 1890 vol 347 cc1707-8

Order of the Day for the Second Reading, read.


When the Committee had this Bill under consideration they came to the conclusion unanimously that certain formal parts of various statutes, such as long preambles, might well be omitted in the revised edition, and the draughtsmen were instructed to prepare another schedule of preambles which might be dealt with in the same way. This Bill is the result of their work, and if it is passed we shall be able at once to issue three volumes of the revised edition. I trust, therefore, that the House will allow it to proceed.

* MR. BRYCE (Aberdeen, S.)

I should like to confirm that statement. This Bill merely carries out the wishes of the Committee, already approved by the House, and it is desirable to carry out this reform in the interests of the general body of the people, who have long been promised a cheap and convenient edition of the Statutes.

DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)

I really must object to Bills like this being passed in this way. If it is so important let the Government make it the first Order of the Day on Monday. I must continue to oppose measures being taken at such an hour as this.

Second Reading deferred till Monday next.