HL Deb 14 March 1887 vol 312 cc168-9

Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.

THE BISHOP OF LICHFIELD, in moving that the Bill be now read a second time, said, it explained itself; and seeing the lateness of the hour and the paucity of attendance, he would reserve the observations he had to make to a later stage.

Moved, "That the Bill be now read 2a."—(The Lord Bishop of Lichfield.)


said, that in his opinion, the measure was very objectionable, and, if not considerably amended in Committee, he should feel bound to move its rejec- tion altogether. Its effect would be to repeal previous Acts of Parliament to a considerable extent, and he should have some remarks to make upon it. The right rev. Prelate, however, had agreed to introduce a section in Committee, stating what Acts he proposed to repeal, and he should reserve what he had to say until he saw the section. Subject to that, he made no objection to the second reading of the Bill.

Motion agreed to; Bill read 2a accordingly.