§ As amended, considered.
§ Amendment proposed, in page 1, line 7, after the word "one," to insert the words "and section three."—(Mr. T. M. Healy.)
§ Question proposed, "That those words be there inserted."
§ DR. CLARK (Caithness)
There is an understanding that no business should be taken after 1 o'clock. If you, Sir, come in one minute before 1 o'clock after the business has been Supply, at 1 o'clock you leave the Chair, and the House adjourns; but if you come in one minute after 1 you sit until the Orders are gone through. I must say I fail to understand the principle of this. I do not think we should go on after 1 o'clock, and therefore I object to the consideration of this Bill. I beg to move the adjournment of the Debate.
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN, St. George's, Hanover Square)
The Bill is not opposed.
§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)
All Irish Members on both sides of the House are in favour of the Bill, and I think it should be allowed to go on. If progress is not made with it it will be in great danger of being defeated, at any rate for the Session.
§ MR. SEXTON (Belfast, W.)
It will not take the House five minutes to dispose of the Bill. My hon. and learned Friend (Mr. T. M. Healy), who has given great attention to the measure, will be obliged to leave in a day or two 371 to attend to some important business in Ireland.
§ MR. ATKINSON (Boston)
But I must object. If one Member is to be prevented from going on with his Bill other Members should not be permitted.
§ MR. T. M. HEALY
I would point out that when there is a purely Scotch Bill down, such as the Herring Brand Bill, we Irish Members do not interfere with its progress.
§ It being after Midnight, and Objection being taken to Further Proceeding, the Debate stood adjourned.
§ Debate to be resumed upon Monday next.