HC Deb 22 May 1928 vol 217 c1847

Order for Second reading read.

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


I think that at this late hour it is rather too much to expect the House to embark on a serious discussion of this Bill. [Interruption.] I see that the Attorney-General has now returned to the House, but it seems to me that he would require at least another day to listen to the arguments if we intended to deal with the Bill. I may say that, like most other Members, I have been unable to give that minute attention to the various Clauses of this Bill which would enable me to make any intelligent contribution—[Interruption]—on its detailed Clauses and Subsections, and it seems to me, in view of that, that some other day might be taken for it.

It being Eleven of the Clock, the Debate stood adjourned.

Debate to be resumed To-morrow.