§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ MR. CHANNING (Northampton, E.)
I have given notice of my intention to move the rejection of this Bill.
§ MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)
I trust that it will not be taken tomorrow. I intend to oppose the Second Reading; but I shall be unable to be present to-morrow, as I am engaged upon a Royal Commission.
§ *MR. SPEAKER
As it is opposed it is necessary, in accordance with the Standing Orders, that it shall be put down for to-morrow; but the Second Reading can, by arrangement, be deferred until a later day.
§ MR. BRADLAUGH
I do not know whether the President of the Board of Trade has charge of the Bill or not; but I hope it will not be taken to-morrow. I have a special objection to urge against the Bill, on account of the way in which it deals with the Scilly Islands, and especially with the matter of market rights and tolls, upon which a Royal Commission has been sitting, which will report in a very short time.
§ *THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Sir M. HICKS BEACH,) Bristol, W.
It will not be taken to-morrow; I will put it down for this day fortnight; and, in the meantime I shall be glad to communicate with the hon. Member.
§ MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)
I have the strongest possible objection to this Bill on other grounds than those which have been mentioned 1393 by the hon. Member for Northampton (Mr. Bradlaugh). I shall certainly offer it the strongest possible objection unless it is considerably altered.
§ Second Reading postponed until June 3rd.