HC Deb 30 June 1905 vol 148 cc699-700


Order for the Second Reading read.

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

SIR ROBERT REID (Dumfries Burghs)

said that, at the request of his right hon. friend the Leader of the Opposition, he had met the Attorney-General with regard to the Bill, and the Attorney-General had inserted all the Amendments which were suggested to him. In the circumstances, he respectfully suggested that the Second Reading of the Bill should be allowed, and any objection to its proposals could be raised in Committee.

MR. JOHN REDMOND (Waterford)

said that, notwithstanding the strong view which some of his friends entertained of the Bill, they would withdraw their objection in deference to the wish of the hon. and learned Gentleman.

Read a second time, and committed for Monday next.

Whereupon Mr. SPEAKER adjourned the House without Question put, in pursuance of Standing Order No. 3.

Adjourned at twenty-one minutes before Six o'clock till Monday next.