§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ (11.37.) Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Mr. M. Healy.)
§ MR. W. H. SMITH
I would appeal to the hon. Member on the ground I have already stated not to press this Bill.
§ MR. M. HEALY (Cork)
This is a Bill which has been agreed to by the Government. It consists, in fact, of a clause taken from one of the Drainage Bills of the Government last year. Seeing that distress in Ireland is imminent, I trust the Government will allow the Bill to be read a second time.
§ (11.38.) THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. MADDEN, Dublin University)
No doubt the hon. Gentleman is accurate in saying the Bill was accepted by the Government last Session, and will be in proper time accepted by the Government this Session. This is not, however, the time for pressing it.
§ Debate adjourned till Thursday, 22nd January.