HC Deb 20 March 1895 vol 31 cc1517-8

On the Order for the Second Reading of this Bill,

SIR R. E. WEBSTER (Isle of Wight)

said, that on Wednesday last it was stated in his absence that he had instigated opposition to the Bill. He wished to declare emphatically that he had done nothing of the kind, directly or indirectly. There was no ground for the statement. At the same time, it was his view that a Bill of this kind ought to be introduced by the Government.

Objection was taken to the Motion, and the Order was accordingly postponed.