§ [SECOND READING.]
§ Order of the day for the Second Beading read.
* THE LORD BISHOP OF ST. ALBANS
My Lords, this Bill is word for word the same as one which was passed without opposition in your Lordships' House during the latter part of last session. It was not possible, however, to pass it through the other House owing to the congested state of business there, and it was thought better to withdraw it and bring it before your Lordships at an early period in the present session. If it is desired I shall be pleased to explain its provisions at a later 348 stage. Meanwhile I will content myself by moving the Second Reading.
§ Moved, "That the Bill be now read 2a"—(The Lord Bishop of St. Albans.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.
§ Bill read 2a, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House.