§ Order read for resuming Adjourned Debate on Question [13th March], "That the Bill be now read a second time."
§ MR. LEES KNOWLES (Salford, W.)
appealed to the House to proceed with the Second Reading of this Bill.
§ *SIR C. DILKE
hoped that the right hon. Gentleman would withdraw his Motion, on the ground that private Members had so few opportunities for passing their Measures.
§ *DR. FARQUHARSON
regarded the Measure as being a very important one. and hoped that the Government would allow it to be proceeded with, seeing that it had passed through a certain stage before a Select Committee upstairs.
§ MR. HANBURY
explained that it had been understood that when the Government business had been disposed of the House would adjourn.
§ MR. PROVAND
said that the understanding referred to had been arrived at under the impression that the Government business would occupy the time of the House up to Twelve o'clock. In his view the Bill ought to be discussed.
§ Question put, "That this House do now adjourn."
§ The House Divided:—Ayes, 95; Noes, 29.—(Division List, No. 92.)
§ House Adjourned accordingly at Twenty-five minutes after Ten o'clock till Monday next.