§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ LORD CARLINGFORD
, in moving that the Bill be now road a second time, said that its object was to give the Irish Boards of Guardians a longer time for the collection of what were called seed rates—that was, for the payment by the purchasers of seed to the Boards of Guardians, and the repayments by the Boards of Guardians of the instalments to the Treasury. The main purpose of the Bill was to spread such instalments over a longer period of time—an indulgence that was much needed. There was one other object of the Bill, which was to enable the Board of Works, on the recommendation of the Local Government Board, to give further time to distressed Unions in Ireland in which extra out-door relief had been sanctioned by the Local Government Board. These were objects not only much desired, but much needed; and it was requisite that the Bill should be made law as soon as possible, in order to regulate the transactions of the Treasury with those Boards.
§ Moved, "That the Bill be now read 2a."—(The Lord Carlingford.)
§ Motion agreed to; Bill read 2a accordingly, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Thursday next.
§ House adjourned at a quarter before Six o'clock, till To-morrow, half-past Ten o'clock.