HC Deb 23 April 1896 vol 39 c1605

MR. HANBURY moved the Second Reading of this Bill.


asked for an explanation of the Bill.


said, it was universally desired by the Irish people that this Bill should pass.

Read a Second time, and committed to a Select Committee of Five Members, Three to be nominated by the House and Two by the Committee of Selection.

Ordered, That all Petitions against the Bill presented Three clear days before the meeting of the Committee be referred to the Committee; that the Petitioners praying to be heard by themselves, their Counsel, or Agents, be heard against the Bill, and Counsel heard in support of the Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers, and records.

Ordered, That Three be the quorum.— (Mr. Hanbury.)