§ MR. WHARTON (York, W. R., Ripon)
I beg to present a Petition, signed by 600,000 inhabitants of Great Britain and Ireland, praying this House to pass the provisions of the Local Taxation Bill. I beg to apologise to you, Sir, and the House, for any inconvenience that may have been caused to Members by the presence of a Petition of this magnitude.
§ SIR W. LAWSON (Cumberland, Cockermouth)
Should I be in order, Sir, in moving that the Petition be now read by the clerk at the Table?
§ *MR. SPEAKER
I do not think it would be in order for the hon. Baronet to make such a Motion. It can be done if the hon. Member who presented the Petition desires it.