§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ (11.35.) Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time.—(Mr. Maclure.)
§ MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)
I understood when I was last in the House that the Government were not going to allow any private Members Bills to be taken before Christmas.
§ MR. W. H. SMITH
I would, with the permission of the House, appeal to my hon. Friend to postpone the consideration of this Bill on the ground which has just been stated to the House. It is undoubtedly a fact that I appealed to the House to consider only the Government measures, and that I stated what those measures were; I would appeal to my hon. Friend not to press the consideration of his measure.
§ (11.36.) MR. MACLURE (Lancashire, S. E., Stretford)
I cannot refuse to obey the orders of my chief, and I shall be happy to postpone the measure till the 22nd January, when I believe it will be unanimously adopted.
§ Debate adjourned till Thursday, 22nd January.