HL Deb 15 May 1863 vol 170 c1738

THE DUKE OF NEWCASTLE moved the second reading of the Bill (according to Order); and said that if that Motion were adopted, he would propose that on Monday the Bill be committed pro formâ, in order that it might afterwards be printed with Amendments.


said, he did not mean to oppose the Motion for the second rending of the Bill; but he would suggest that before it was committed, the noble Duke should state the Amendments which he meant to introduce into it. In the state in which it stood it would require very attentive consideration.


hoped that some such Bill as this would be passed, because he was convinced it would be very beneficial. He would also like to see certain of its provisions made retrospective.

Bill read 2a, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.