HC Deb 03 April 1903 vol 120 cc1091-2


Order for Second Reading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time"—(Mr. Herbert Roberts.)

Debate arising.

MR. FLOWER (Bradford, W.)

thought that the hon. Member could hardly expect to carry a measure of this magnitude sub silentio. The Bill could be opposed on many grounds, the most effective of which was that it was essentially a class measure. The passage of the Bill would probably not affect the convenience of a single Member of the House, but it would mean a great change in the social life of the working classes, and a change to which he believed they were averse.

And, it being half-past Five of the clock, the debate stood adjourned.

Debate to be resumed upon Tuesday, 21st April.