§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
THE PAYMASTER GENERAL (Lord THURLOW)
, in moving that the Bill be now read a second time, said, that its motive was merely to provide for compensating those who had sustained serious damages in the unfortunate riots of the 8th of February. There had been a very wide expression of feeling that these persons could not be permitted to suffer such grievous losses if any fund could be found to exist from which they could receive compensation. The result had proved that no such fund existed; and the Government had, therefore, introduced this Bill into the other House of Parliament in order to provide compensation out of the Metropolitan rates. Under the circumstances he did not think that it was necessary to speak at any length upon the Bill; and, in conclusion, he begged to move that it be read a second time.
§ Moved, "That the Bill be now read 2a."—(The Lord Thurlow.)722
§ Motion agreed to; Bill read 2a accordingly, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House To-morrow.
§ House adjourned at Six o'clock, till To-morrow, a quarter past Four o'clock.