§ Order read for resuming Adjourned Debate on Amendment proposed 24th June, on Consideration, as amended;
And which Amendment was, in page 1, line 20, after the word "constable," to insert the words—
For the time being specially or generally authorised in writing by the chief officer of police of his district."—(Mr. Pickersgill.)
§ Question again proposed, "That those words be there inserted."
§ Debate resumed.
§ (11.56.) MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)
I wish to ask for some information respecting this matter.
§ *MR. SPEAKER
This is the consideration of a definite question, and I understand that the remarks of the hon. Member have no reference to what passed on the previous occasion.
§ (11.58.) THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. MATTHEWS,) Birmingham, E.
I have heard 1526 objections from various quarters of the House to the clause as it stands, and I will adopt the principle of the Amendment, and see that the necessary words are inserted, although I think it would be wiser to leave the clause as it is.
§ MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)
As the Home Secretary has now surrendered the whole point for which I contend, I shall be perfectly content to withdraw the Amendment.
§ Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
§ Several Amendments agreed to.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read the third time."
§ MR. PICKERSGILL
I move the adjournment of the Debate. I have an Amendment to propose which I handed in earlier in the evening.
§ *MR. SPEAKER
I put the Question that the Third Reading be now taken. That was objected to by a considerable body of Members, and, therefore, the Question is now adjourned.
§ Debate adjourned; to be resumed tomorrow.