§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ (11.56.) THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir R. WEBSTER,) Isle of Wight
I hope the House will permit this Bill to be read a second time. It consists of three clauses, and removes difficulties which ought to be got rid of in the interest of all sects and creeds. At the request of the hon. Member for North Belfast the Bill stood over from last Session, and he was good enough to intimate to me that during the interval 1799 it should be carefully considered to ascertain if there was any objection to it. I therefore hope the House will read the Bill a second time.
§ (11.57.) MR. SEXTON (Belfast, W.)
I think most of the objections to the Bill have disappeared, but the present is not a very favourable time for consultation between my colleagues and myself, and I therefore hope the Attorney General will allow the matter to stand over, on the understanding that there will be no factious opposition to the Bill.
§ Second Reading deferred till Thursday next.