§ Motion made and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."
§ MR. CLANCY (Dublin, N.)
said he wished to point out to the hon. Member that the Bill was an agreed measure. The Government was not opposed to it, and the Chief Secretary had stated that he would not object to the Second Reading.
§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL
said that he had asked the Chief Secretary, in view of the scandals which had arisen in Ireland, whether the Government would support one of the Bills before the House restricting the granting of new licences, and the Chief Secretary replied that he thought this Bill would meet the situation, and that the Government would support it. There was no particle of difference in any part of Ireland on the subject, and he hoped his hon. friend would not persist in his opposition.
§ Question put, and agreed to.168
§ Bill read a second time, and committed for Monday 26th May.