§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ MAJOK RASCH (Essex, S.E.)
said, he wished to ask the President of the Board of Trade (Mr. Bryce) how long he was going to try and force this Bill down the throat of the House without any Debate. Could he not give the Essex Members half-an-hour's discussion upon it?
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. T. E. ELLIS, Merionethshire)
I will ask my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade whether he can accede to the wish of the hon. and gallant Member; but I must point out that the hon. and gallant Member is the only Essex Representative who opposes the progress of this Bill, and that one of his colleagues the other night made au appeal to him to allow the Second Reading to pass.
§ MAJOR RASCH
said, he was the only Essex Member who was responsible for the fishing on the coast of Essex. He represented the Burnhain Native Oysters, and it was his duty to stand up for the men who caught them.
§ Second Reading deferred till Tomorrow.