HC Deb 26 January 1891 vol 349 c1111

Order for Second Reading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Sir R. Temple.)

(12.0.) MR. J. R. KELLY (Camberwell, N.)

This Bill is of the utmost importance to Metropolitan Members. In the principle I think we are all agreed, but it is a Bill as to which a great deal depends on the ratepayers. I would ask the First Lord of the Treasury, in view of the fact that much depends on the amount of the deductions from the teachers' salaries and the liability of ratepayers, whether he will consent to the Bill being referred to a Select Committee?

٭(12.1.) THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. SMITH, Strand, Westminster)

I understand that my hon. Friend in charge of the measure desires to have the Bill sent to a Select Committee, and if the Bill is read a second time, such a course will be taken before further progress is made with it.

(12.1.) MR. F. S. POWELL (Wigan)

I must object to the Bill being further proceeded with at this hour.

Debate adjourned to this day.

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