§ The order for the Second Reading of this Bill having been formally read after Eleven o'clock, Mr. Caldwell objected.
§ *MR. GLADSTONE
appealed to the hon. Member for Mid Lanark to withdraw his objection, and allow the Bill to pass its Second Reading. The Government were entirely in favour of the measure.
§ *MR. CALDWELL
said that the Bill on all essential points was a complete reversal of the decisions arrived at by the Standing Committee on Law and by the House on report on the Musical Copyright Bill, 1904; and in these circumstances he felt that some opportunity should be afforded for discussion on the Second Reading. He adhered to his objection.
§ Second Reading accordingly deferred till To-morrow.
§ Adjourned at five minutes after Eleven o'clock.