§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading, read.
§ LORD EMLY
, in moving that the Bill be now read a second time, said, its object was to assimilate the law with regard to Reformatory Institutions in Ireland to the law which now exists in England and Scotland; that was to say, to allow certain local bodies to contribute to the construction of these schools and to their improvement. It was also for the purpose of enabling the Board of Works to lend money for their construction and enlargement. The Government supported the Bill. The Irish Office, the Board of Works, and the Treasury had carefully considered the 1735 measure and fully approved of its provisions.
§ Moved, "That the Bill be now read 2a."—(The Lord Emly.)
§ Motion agreed to; Bill read 2a accordingly, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House To-morrow.