HC Deb 06 August 1894 vol 28 c227

Bill, as amended by the Standing Committee, further considered.

MR. HOPWOOD (Lancashire, S.E., Middleton)

said, he would move the Amendment standing in his name. The words he wished to have left out seemed to have been inserted in the interest of the person in default, but he did not see how they could benefit him.

Amendment proposed, in page 9, line 6, to leave out from the word "society" to the word "shall" in line 7.—(Mr. Hopwood.)

Question proposed, "That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Bill."

THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. B. BALFOUR, Clackmannan, &c.)

said, the words were undoubtedly put in mainly in the interest of the persons charged, but if the hon. Gentleman thought they would do the accused no good he was willing to leave them out.


said, he thought it was a pity to make this alteration. The matter was fully considered in Committee, and the decision arrived at was that the words were for the benefit of the person concerned.


said, if objection were taken he was afraid they would have to Divide.

It being after Midnight, and Objection being taken to Further Proceeding, the Debate stood adjourned.

Debate to be resumed To-morrow.