§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
THE EARL OF MAYO
My Lords, this Bill has passed through the House of Commons by a large majority. It was also committed to, and passed by, the Standing Committee on Law. The principal object of the Bill is to extend to Ireland the powers to the protection of persons and property against drankards which were given to England by the Licensing Act of 1902. I understand that there will be one or two Amendments put down when the Bill is in Committee, and I think it better, therefore, that I should postpone dealing with these points until we reach the Committee stage, which I hope your Lordships will allow me to take on Monday next.
§ Moved, "That the Bill be now read 2a"—(The Earl of Mayo.)
THE LORD CHANCELLOR (The Earl of HALSBUKY)
My Lords I have no objection to the substance of the Bill, but I think it right to inform the noble Earl that there are two provisions which I shall think it my duty to refer to in Committee.
§ On Question, Bill read 2a, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.