§ Order for the Second Reading read.
§ It being after Eleven o'clock, and objection being taken:—
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. CHURCHILL, Manchester, N.W.)
appealed to hon. Members opposite to withdraw 1340 their objection and allow the Bill to pass. There was no objection to it; the measure had been agreed upon by all the Australian States, and there was nothing to discuss. He had every reason to believe that it was a non-controversial Bill. [The objection was persisted in.] He hoped the House would note the attitude of the Imperial Party.
§ And, it being after half-past Eleven of the clock, Mr. SPEAKER adjourned the House without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order.
§ Adjourned at twenty-three minutes before Twelve o'clock.