§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this Bill be now read a second time."
§ MR. TOMLINSON (Preston)
asked that some explanation should be given of the provisions of the Bill.
*MR. GEORGE RUSSELL
said, this Bill was only intended to provide for the appointment, if necessary, of a substitute or deputy for the Receiver of the Metropolitan Police during the Receiver's temporary absence through illness or any other cause. At present there was no means of providing a deputy, and both receipts and expenditure on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Fund had to be authenticated by his signature. There was now no official qualified to sign for him.
§ Motion put, and agreed to.