HC Deb 11 June 1894 vol 25 cc888-9

Bill considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)

Clause 1.


moved that the Chairman report Progress, and ask leave to sit again.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Chairman do report Progress, and ask leave to sit again."—(Viscount Cranborne.)


appealed to the noble Lord not to persist in his Motion. The Bill was the result of a conference between the sweeps and some Members of the House. He thought the Bill might be allowed to go on.

Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

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

said, he had to move Amendments which would free journeymen and assistants from the tax which the Bill proposed to make them pay.

Amendment proposed, in page 1, line 6, to leave out "or journeymen chimney sweeper, or as assistant to any chimney sweeper."

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, agreed to, and ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Consequential Amendments.

Clause 3.

MR. HOPWOOD moved, in page 1, line 13, to leave out "And every," to end of Clause.

Leave out Clauses 5 and 6.

Schedule 1, line 8, leave out "or journeyman or assistant."

Certificate B., line 25, leave out "or journeyman or assistant."

Schedule 3, line 18, leave out "nine."

Amendments agreed to.

Bill reported; as amended to be considered To-morrow, and to be printed. [Bill 277.]