§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ MR. CRAWFORD (Lanark, N.E.)
The sole object of this Bill is to apply to Scotland the provisions of the Day Industrial Schools Act which obtain in England. The Government have in two Sessions in the other House introduced a Bill of a larger scope, in which this object is included; but as there seems to be no prospect of such a measure being carried this Session, I hope, under the circumstances, the Government will not oppose the Second Reading of this Bill.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Mr. Crawford.)
§ *THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. STUART WORTLEY,) Sheffield, Hallam
I must ask the hon. Member not to press the Motion for Second Reading to-day. The proposal in the Bill was included in a larger measure introduced by the Government two years since, and my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary 663 is preparing a Bill for introduction this year. I hope the hon. Member will defer this Bill until either the House has had the opportunity of seeing the other, or it has become certain that such opportunity is not to be given.
§ Second Reading deferred till Wednesday.