HL Deb 24 March 1868 vol 191 c138

Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.


said, he was quite prepared to place before the House the reasons which justified the various clauses which he had introduced into this Bill; but, looking at the great importance of the measure and the variety of its provisions, he thought it would perhaps be more convenient if the House would now read it a second time, and allow him to explain its provisions on going into Committee. He would therefore simply move the second reading of the Bill.

Motion agreed to: Bill read 2a (according to Order), and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.

House adjourned at a quarter past Eight o'clock, to Thursday next, half past Ten o'clock.