HL Deb 30 May 1879 vol 246 cc1417-8

Order of the Day for the Second Reading, read.


, in moving that the Bill be now read a second time, said, that during the last three years the number of hares had greatly increased in Ireland, and the object of the Bill was to allow Justices of the Peace to inflict penalties for keeping hares in large numbers. He would move the second reading.

Moved, "That the Bill be now read 2a."—(The Viscount Massereene.)


said, the title of the Bill ought to be "An Act to prevent the eating of Leverets in Ireland. "He certainly did not see why penalties should be inflicted in Ireland for doing what was done to a very large extent in England.

Motion agreed to; Bill read 2a accordingly, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday the 16th of June next.