HC Deb 02 April 1900 vol 81 c1043


Order for Second Reading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."

MR. CALDWELL (Lanarkshire, Mid)

said he confessed he was extremely surprised that the Second Reading of a Bill of this great importance should be moved at about three minutes from twelve o'clock. As no explanation of the Bill had been given from the Government side of the House, it would be necessary for him to give some explanation of it.

It being Midnight, the Debate stood adjourned.

Debate to be resumed upon Thursday.