§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ LORD CARRINGTON
, in moving that the Bill be now read a second time, said, its object was to remedy a defect of the law in reference to the payment of poor rates. In some cases occupiers paid rates for half-a-year in advance, and though they might leave their houses at the immediate quarter, and the premises remained empty, they were obliged to pay the full half-year's rates; but this Bill would make the occupier liable for only a proportionate part of the rates, and he might add that nothing would be recoverable from the landlord.
§ Moved," That the Bill be now read 2a."—(The Lord Carrington.)
§ Motion agreed to; Bill read 2a accordingly, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.