§ [SECOND READING.]
§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN, Worcestershire, E.)
said in this Bill there was only one contentious clause. The main portion of this carried out the suggestions of the Committee for the free use of alcohol for industrial purposes. He proposed to strike out the contentious portion of the. Bill, and he hoped, that being so, the House would allow it to go to Second Reading.
§ MR. JOHN REDMOND (Waterford)
said he had no objection to the Bill being given a Second Reading but he thought that when an arrangement had been come to with regard to this matter it should be respected.
§ MR. LOUGH (Islington, W.)
suggested whether, under the circumstances and the date at which the session had arrived, it would not be better to confine this Bill to one clause dealing with free alcohol, 312 so as to insure the Bill passing on Monday.
§ Second Reading deferred to Monday next.