§ COMMITTEE. [Progress, 9th August.]
§ Committee deferred till Monday next.
§ MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)
said, u difficulty bad arisen in regard to the question of age under Clause 2, and he wished to ask whether, in view of the opposition of the lion. Member for Preston to any amendment of the Bill, the Government intended to persevere with the measure?
§ MR. TOMLINSON
said, he did not object to any amendment of the Bill that could he shown to be necessary in order to make it a purely Consolidation Bill. But ho objected to any and every Amendment that would make it anything but a Consolidation Bill.
§ MR. CONYBEARE
said, his Amendment to Clause 2 would come under the destructive tendencies of the hon. Member; but, all the same, he would endeavour to push that Amendment.
§ SIR J. RIGBY
said, that this was purely a Consolidation Bill, and it would be a breach of faith towards the House if they were to attempt to carry any such Amendment as that which stood in the name of the hon. Member for Camborne. The frame of the Bill did not alter the law. They bad no authority to do so. They found there were two Bills to be amalgamated, and they amalgamated them without altering the law by one jot or tittle.