§ 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."
§ DR. TANNER
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.