HC Deb 15 April 1896 vol 39 cc950-1

On the order for the Second Reading of this Bill,


observed that the Attorney General for Ireland had expressed sympathy with the Roman Catholics in Armagh, and said that he would be glad to increase their opportunities of representation. He would remind the right hon. Gentleman and the Government that a Public Health Ireland Bill had been introduced, and that it; would be quite competent for the Grand Committee on Law to insert franchise provisions in that Measure. When the opportunity presented itself, he should take the opportunity in Grand Committee of testing the sincerity of the Government's expressed sympathy with the Catholics of Ulster.

Bill read a Second time.


rose to move, "That the Bill be committed to the Select Committee on the Belfast Corporation Bill."

Debate arising; and, objection being taken to further proceeding, the Debate stood adjourned.

Debate to be resumed upon Wednesday next.