§ THE EARL OF ST. GERMANS
moved the second reading of this Bill.
THE EARL OF CLANCARTY
believed the Bill would prove to be inoperative, and expressed his opinion that the law as it existed at present was effecting great good.
THE EARL OF BELMORE
said, that a copy of this Bill had, as his noble Friend had stated, been sent to every board of guardians in Ireland. It was considered at a very full meeting of the board of which he happened to be a member; but so far from having arrived at the same conclusion as his noble Friend (the Earl of Clancarty), it was unanimously approved of, as being a very useful and necessary measure.
§ Motion agreed to: Bill read 2a, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on