§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
Motion made and Question proposed—
That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Sir M. W. Ridley.)
§ Objection taken.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir M. W. RIDLEY,) Lancashire, N., Blackpool
I hope the House will agree to the Second Reading of this Bill. It is a Bill intended to enable a Court or Judge, in certain cases where bail is now required, to dispense with sureties if it is thought safe to do so. The object, of course, is that as few people should be sent to prison as possible, and I am sure that is an object that will commend itself in every quarter of the House.
§ Read a second time, and committed for Monday next.