HL Deb 18 June 1894 vol 25 c1334

House in Committee (according to Order).


said, this Bill dealt with a serious grievance felt among many classes throughout the country, and was intended to provide some method of checking fraud. He regretted the unsympathetic attitude assumed by the noble Lord who represented the Board of Trade towards the object of the Bill. They seemed practically to pooh-pooh the whole thing. Since the Second Reading stage had been agreed to so many representations had been made to him as to the technical difficulties connected with the measure that he proposed to move that the further consideration of the Bill should not be proceeded with; that the Committee of the whole House should be discharged; and that it should be referred to a Select Committee for the purpose of taking evidence.

Bill reported, without amendment; Standing Committee negatived.