§ Bill considered in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
§ Clause 1.
§ VISCOUNT CRANBORNE (Rochester)
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.)
§ MR. LABOUCHERE
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§ Motion, by leave, withdrawn.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.889
§ 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.]