HC Deb 04 June 1894 vol 25 cc386-7

Order for Second Reading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Mr. R. T. Reid.)

MR. PAUL (Edinburgh, S.)

said, he had a question upon the Paper that day relative to the powers conferred by this Bill. The Lord Advocate was good enough to say that there was no question of extending jurisdiction to a person domiciled in Scotland; but there was another clause in the Bill the effect of which, as represented to him, was that an English Court might exercise an objectionable jurisdiction in Scotland, and that a Divisional Court or Court of Appeal might restrict the right of appeal. He should be glad if the learned Solicitor General could give him an assurance upon this point.

SIR R. WEBSTER (Isle of Wight)

said, he understood that early in the evening an undertaking had been given that the Order for the Second Reading of this Bill should not be taken.


said, he would not have moved the Second Reading of the Bill unless he had quite understood it was not opposed. The Bill did not appear to him to be contentious in any sense.

SIR M. HICKS-BEACH (Bristol, W.)

said, he thought, upon the whole, it would be better that for the present the Bill should be postponed.

Second Reading deferred till Tomorrow.