HC Deb 22 May 1890 vol 344 cc1675-6

Bill considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)

Amendment proposed, In Clause 3, page 1, line 22, leave out from "payable" to "of," inclusive, in line 23, and insert "advanced, paid, presented for and raised in like manner as any other moneys advanced or raised for supporting and maintaining."—(The Attorney General for Ireland.)

(12.17.) MR. T. M. HEALY

Will the Attorney General for Ireland give us an assurance that between now and the end of the Whitsuntide holidays our representations in regard to this Bill will be considered?

(12.19.) MR. MADDEN

I considered the matter carefully when I put the Amendment down on the Paper, and the view I take is this, that it would be extremely inconvenient to extend this Superannuation Bill to a different class of officers than those provided for by the existing law. If the hon. Member will put down on the Paper what Amendments he thinks right I will give them the best consideration in my power.

(12.20.) MR. MACARTNEY (Antrim, S.)

This is not a new measure in the House, and though it has been put forward by my hon. Friend to-night, it really comes from the other side of the House. Whatever course may be taken by the Government, I shall certainly not be able to assent to any proposal for enlarging the scope of the Bill.

*MR. JOHNSTON (Belfast, S.)

I appeal to the hon. Member opposite not to oppose the Bill.


I do not wish to disoblige the hon. Member, and I will not oppose the Bill.

MR. CRILLY (Mayo, N.)

In the absence of any assurance from hon. Gentlemen opposite, I must move to report Progress.

Motion made, and Question, "That the Chairman do report Progress, and ask leave to sit again,"—(Mr. Crilly,) put, and agreed to.

Committee report Progress; to sit, again upon Thursday 12th June.