HL Deb 17 March 1903 vol 119 c986

Order of the day for the Second Reading read.


My Lords, this is a Bill to give to what is the national holiday in Ireland—namely, St. Patrick's Day—the legal position of a bank holiday. It is universally desired by all classes in Ireland; it has not been, objected to by anyone in its passage through the other House of Parliament, and has been accepted by His Majesty's Government. In those circumstances I do not think it is necessary for me to say more in asking your Lordships' to give it a Second Reading.

Moved, "That the Bill be now read 2a."—{The Earl of Dunraven.)

On Question, Bill read 2a (according to order), and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Friday next.