§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR (Lord HERSCHELL)
, in moving that the Bill be now read a second time, said, that he need not trouble their Lordships further than to state that this was a mere measure of codification. As it was extremely desirable that all the provisions relating to lunatics should be embodied in one Act, he intended to propose that the Committee stage of this Bill should be delayed until after the Bill which their Lordships had just read a second time should have passed that House, so that the provisions of that measure should be incorporated in the present consolidation measure.
§ Moved, "That the Bill be now read 2.a" —(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ In answer to the Earl of MILLTOWN,
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR
said, that the Committee stage of the previous Bill would be fixed for that day fortnight.
§ Motion agreed to; Bill read 2a accordingly.