§ Order for Committee read.
§ House in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
Clause 9 the following addition, moved by Sir JOHN PAKINGTON on Tuesday, was again proposed—
Provided also, that extra-parochial places which have heretofore paid no contributions to the common fund of the unions in which they are comprised shall, notwithstanding anything herein contained, be hereafter exempt from such contributions.
said, it was impossible to discuss this important clause and Amendment at that hour—half-past three; and he, therefore, moved that the Chairman should report Progress.
§ MR. W. WILLIAMS
said, the right hon. Gentleman who proposed the Amendment (Sir John Pakington) was not present to press it, although he expected that it would be settled that day. He begged to remind the Committee that the Amendment received no support on Tuesday.
§ LORD JOHN MANNERS
was surprised to hear it stated that the Amendment of his right hon. Friend (Sir John Pakington) had received no support. The right hon. Gentleman the Member for Carlisle and other Gentlemen certainly stated that they would support his right hon. Friend's proposition as he had altered it.
§ MR. C.P. VILLIERS
said, there was no support given to the original proposal made by the right hon. Member for Droitwich, but he admitted that some support was given to it in its modified form. The right hon. Gentleman the Member for Droitwich had informed him that he could not be present, but that he expected his Amendment would be decided upon that day.
§ Motion made, and Question put, "That the Chairman do report Progress, and ask leave to sit again."
§ The Committee divided:—Ayes 33; Noes 115: Majority 82.
§ Amendment again proposed,800
§ MR. PEACOCKE
moved that the Chairman leave the chair. It was now near four o'clock, and the right hon. Gentleman must see that it was impossible to make any progress with the Bill that day.
§ Motion made, and Question put, "That the Chairman do now leave the Chair."
§ The Committee divided:— Ayes 24; Noes 104: Majority 80.
§ House resumed.
§ Committee report Progress; to sit again on Tuesday next, at Twelve of the clock.