§ THE SECRETARY TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. T. W. RUSSELL,) Tyrone, South
rose to move 1356 the Second Reading of this Bill. He said that great inconvenience was likely to be caused if the Bill delayed. Its object was to give County Councils certain powers to meet difficulties that might arise in connection with the election of parish councils. The clause conferring the powers under the Act of 1894 was limited in its application to one year, and this Bill was necessary for the renewal of the powers.
§ MR. HERBERT LEWIS (Flint Boroughs)
hoped the hon. Gentleman would not persist in that course, as it was very desirable that this Bill should pass.
§ MR. DALZIEL
said, he had no wish to object to the Papers of a useful Measure, but he thought it was asking a little too much of the House, now thin and exhausted after a prolonged sitting, to enter upon its consideration at that hour (3 a.m.)
§ MR. S. EVANS
contended that the Bill ought to be put down in Government time, and he must object to the Measure being taken at that hour.
§ Second Reading deferred.