HL Deb 04 August 1840 vol 55 c1253

The Earl of Devon moved the second reading of the Parochial Assessments Bill, but

Lord Portman

objected to a bill of this kind being proceeded with at so late a period of the Session, and moved that it be read a second time this day three months.

The Marques of Salisbury

did not feel any very strong objection to this measure, but thought that at this late period of the Session his noble Friend had better withdraw it.

Second reading put off for three months.