§ THE MARQUESS OF SALISBURY
said, that last night he had raised no objection to the fixing of the second reading of the Burials Bill for Thursday next, on the understanding that it was to he in the hands of noble Lords to-day. He, however, had not yet received a copy, and he did not think it could have been circulated. He hoped the Lord Chancellor would exercise his influence with that very inaccessible person, the Queen's printer, in order that the Bill might speedily be in the hands of their Lordships. The details of the Bill were very important, and it was essential that they should he fully considered.
THE LORD CHANCELLOR
said, that the Bill was in type yesterday, and wanted only the addition of the proper endorsement; he had, therefore, good reason to believe, and did believe, that it would be ready to-day, and that it would be delivered as early as possible. He felt sure that the noble Marquess would be in possession of the Bill by the next delivery, either this evening, or, at all events, by to-morrow morning.
THE DUKE OF RICHMOND AND GORDON
said, he believed, if the printer had chosen to make due haste, the Bill might have been delivered this morning.