HL Deb 22 July 1908 vol 193 c57


Order of the day for the Second Reading read.


My Lords, under-stand this Bill is required because the disease of foul breed has spread rapidly and caused great loss. I understand from the noble Earl opposite, the Earl of Dououghmore that there will be no opposition to the Second Reading of this Bill, although some Amendments may be moved at a later stage. At this late hour, therefore, unless further information is asked for, I will content myself merely with moving the Second Reading.

Moved, "That the Bill be now read 2a."—(Lord Denman.)


I do not wish to offer any opposition, but should like to thank the noble Lord on behalf of the Government for the trouble ha has taken in bringing this Bill forward. I may have to draw attention to a number of detailed points in Committee, but in no case will I do so in any spirit of hostility to the Bill.

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