§ Bill considered in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
§ Clause 2.
§ MR. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)
said, that on the Consolidated Fund Bill he had referred to the question of interest. The Bill authorised the Treasury to pay not exceeding 5 per cent, per annum, and that was too large a sum to put in. He knew there were objections to putting in a smaller sum; but he trusted that in the next Bill 5 per cent, would not be mentioned.
§ SIR J. T. HIBBERT
said, he hoped the hon. Member would not press his objection on the present clause. He did not think it would be safe to alter the amount. The best course to adopt in the future would be to leave out the amount altogether.
§ Clause agreed to.
§ Bill reported, without Amendment; to be read the third time To-morrow.