HL Deb 27 March 1885 vol 296 c807

Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.


in moving that the Bill be read a second time, said, its object was to guarantee a loan of £400,000 in order to enable the Cape Government to continue as far as Kimberley a railway the construction of which had been already begun. In consequence of recent occurrences in Bechuanaland, it was highly desirable that the line should be completed without further delay. He begged to move the second reading of the Bill, and he trusted that their Lordships would permit the measure to pass through all its stages at once.

Moved, "That the Bill be now read 2ª"—(The Earl of Morley.)

Motion agreed to: Bill read 2ª; Committee negatived; Then Standing Order No. XXXV. considered (according to order), and dispensed with: Bill read 3a, and passed.