§ [SECOND READING.]
§ (12.25.) MR. HENRY HOBHOUSE (Somersetshire, E.)
said the Bill was a 982 very small one to remove an inconvenience under which County Councils now laboured. At present the quorum required was two-thirds. The Bill proposed to remove that, but the right of the minority would be carefully preserved, as if five members objected the present quorum would be required.
§ MR. T. M. HEALY
said he was very anxious that a Bill like this should pass, but in this House if one Member objected after midnight no Bill could be taken. He had been endeavouring to pass a Bill to prevent new licences being granted in Ireland, but whenever he put it down it was always objected to by the noble Lord opposite or by the Attorney General for Ireland.
§ Second reading deferred till Wednesday.