§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."
§ *THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. JACKSON,) Leeds, N.
I would explain that the object of the Bill is to obtain power to pay off an old loan, which is bearing interest at 5 per cent., and I must express my surprise at any opposition to such a measure.
§ SIR W. HARCOURT
I do not think the Government are entitled to any consideration when they ask for special facilities. They have been obstructing the whole afternoon.
Second Reading deferred till tomorrow.