§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading, read.
§ LORD O'HAGAN,
in moving that the Bill be now read a second time, said, the main object of the measure was to extend jurisdiction in bankruptcy to County Courts in Ireland. The Bill had already passed through their Lordships' House twice, and on each occasion its provisions had been explained. In the House of Commons the measure had been unfortunate. He would not trouble their Lordships by explaining the principles of the measure a third time, and would simply move the second reading.
§ Moved, "That the Bill be now read 2a."—(The Lord O' Hagan.)
§ EARL CAIRNS
expressed gratification that the noble and learned Lord had introduced his Bill again, and hoped that it would be more successful in the other House on its third introduction.
§ Motion agreed to; Bill read 2a accordingly, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House To-morrow.