HL Deb 14 March 1887 vol 312 c168

Order of the Day for the Second Reading road.

THE CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEES (The Duke of BUCKINGHAM and CHANDOS), in moving that the Bill be now read a second time, said, that its purpose was, in consequence of the agricultural depression that had prevailed, to enable the Queen Anne's Bounty Board to extend, with the consent of the patron, the time for the repayment of mortgages and to provide that extension might be made, notwithstanding extensions made under the Act of 44 & 45 Vict., introduced by the Bishop of Peterborough, and fixed under a previous Act to a period not exceeding 20 years in all from the latest date fixed at present.

Moved, "That the Bill be now road 2a"—(The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos.)

Motion agreed to; Bill read 2a accordingly, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Thursday next.