HC Deb 19 July 1915 vol 73 cc1282-3

Order read for resuming adjourned Debate on Question [15th July], "That the Bill be now read the second time."

Question again proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time." Debate resumed.


I am aware that this Bill is a hardy annual, and I do not propose to take any exception to it, but is there anyone on the Government Bench who has the least idea what is the relationship between England and the Isle of Man? I have asked that question year after year, and I have not yet found anyone who has even attempted to reply. I do not propose to press the point now, because the learned Attorney-General, with whom I have had an interview, assures me that he understands the relationship, and he has been kind enough to tell me that he will inform me what it is as well as he can. I wish to express my thanks that in the change of Government there has been someone admitted who has the patience as well as the knowledge to acquaint me on this question. If he does not satisfy me in the next twelve months, I shall reappear next year with my annual conundrum.

Question put, and agreed to.

Bill read a second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House for to-morrow (Tuesday).