HC Deb 09 June 1890 vol 345 c437

Bill considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)

Clause 2.

Amendment proposed, in page 1, line 9, after the word "shall," to insert the words "subject as hereinafter mentioned."—(Mr. Macartney)

Question again proposed, "That those words be there inserted."


I sincerely hope the hon. Member who has proposed this Amendment will not insist upon it. It will be a great injustice and inconvenience to tenants to insist upon their travelling long distances for the purpose of registering. I hope the hon. Gentleman will withdraw the Amendment which in an ill-advised moment he moved. It was a similar Amendment that wrecked the Bill on a former occasion, and indeed it would make the Bill worthless. I hope the hon. Member will see fit to withdraw the Amendment, which I cannot accept, and I cannot suppose the hon. Member really believes this is in the interest of the tenant farmers.

MR. MACARTNEY (Antrim, S.)

I do not wish to detain the House. I cannot accept the view of the hon. Member, and must insist on my Amendment.

Committee report Progress; to sit again to-morrow.