§ Bill considered in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
§ Clause 2.
§ MR. SYDNEY GEDGE (Stockport)
I beg to move that the Chairman report Progress. This Bill contains powers which ought not to be exercised, and under which you might even sell the mansion. But I will ask the opinion of the Attorney General.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Chairman do report Progress, and ask leave to sit again."—(Mr. Sydney Gedge.)1120
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir R. WEBSTER, Isle of Wight)
I think it very desirable that this Bill should be-passed, and I think also that if my hon. Friend were to look at this clause he would find it would only enable the mansion house to be sold under certain limitations.
§ CAPTAIN VERNEY
I should say that it would be specially important to retain the power of selling the mansion, because that would seem to be an economical way of providing Lunatic Asylums in country districts.
§ Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
§ Bill reported without Amendment; read the third time, and passed, without Amendment.