§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
THE EARL OF ROSEBERY
, in moving that the Bill be now read a second time, said, that it had passed the House of Commons, where there had been no dissentient voice raised against it. It dealt with the question of licences for the sale of intoxicating liquors on board passenger vessels. These licences were now granted by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue, who were not the ordinary licensing authorities. It seemed that scenes of great scandal had occurred on some of the Glasgow Sunday boats owing to the sale of intoxicating liquors on board of them, and the object of this Bill was to give the Commissioners power to prevent such sale on Sundays.
§ Moved, "That the Bill be now read 2a"—(The Earl of Rosebery.)
§ Motion agreed to; Bill read 2a accordingly.
§ Committee negatived; and Bill to be read 3a To-morrow.