§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time.
MR. CHAINING (Northamptonshire, E.)
I have not the least objection to the principle of this Bill, but my own Bill (the Agricultural Holdings Bill) covers exactly the same object as this. I should be very glad if the President of the Board of Agriculture could see his way to refer both Bills to a Select Committee.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. CHAPLIN,) Lincolnshire, Sleaford
The Bill having been just circulated, I have really had no opportunity of giving it the attention which it deserves, and I cannot, therefore, undertake to grant the Committee asked for.
§ Second Reading deferred till Tuesday, 3rd June.