§ Order for Second Reading read.
MR. T. M. HEALT
On a point of Order, Sir, I wish to ask why it is that this Order is marked in italics "to be referred to a Select Committee?" what do right hon. Gentlemen know of that? It is a matter for the House to determine, and I think it is an illegitimate and objectionable mode of trying to induce the House to pass the Second Reading.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
The explanation is that the Bill is of a semi-private character.
§ MR. SPEAKER
The examiners have reported that the Standing Orders which 808 govern Private Bills are applicable to this Bill, and so it must be referred to a Select Committee.
§ Second Reading deferred till to-marrow.