§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Order be discharged, and the Bill withdrawn."
§ COLONEL LOCKWOOD
asked the President of the Board of Education for an explanation why the Bill was to be withdrawn at half-past six in the morning. When the Bill was introduced the Minister for Education made great promises of what would be done by it, and something must have happened to change his opinions regarding it. Members had been elated at the prospect held before them. Perhaps as the Minister for Education was not present the Patronage Secretary would explain. He had no doubt he knew all about it.
§ MR. GEORGE WHITELEY
said they had had a complaint because of the withdrawal of the Bill at half-past six in the morning. He thought the complaint would have been better founded if they had proposed to go on with the Bill. If he had not come to an agreement with the right hon. Gentleman's colleagues he would have proposed that they should go on with some other Bills.
§ Question put, and agreed to.