§ MR. BERNAL OSBORNE
said, that it might be for the convenience of the House if the hon. Member for Salford would state whether it was his intention, after the second reading of the Reform Bill, to persevere with the Motion of which he had given notice for referring the Bill to a Select Committee.
§ MR. MASSEY
said, he had only to say that as the noble Lord the Secretary for Foreign Affairs had announced on a former evening, in answer to a question put to him by an hon. Member, that he should consider his (Mr. Massey's) Motion as equivalent to one for the rejection of his Bill, and as he had no such object nor intention as to reject the Bill, he was left without any other alternative than to abandon his Motion. He would, therefore, give notice that it was not his intention to proceed with his Motion.