§ Order for Committee read.
§ House in Committee.
§ Clause 1 agreed to.
§ Clause 2.
SIR GEORGE LEWIS
said, the hon. Member for the King's County had given notice of an Amendment, with a view of showing that it was competent to Her Majesty's Government in Council to make the alteration which this Bill proposed to accomplish. He held in his hand a very long list of Acts of Parliament—with Which, in the absence of the hon. Gentleman, it would not be necessary for him to trouble the House—and they would have shown him that his view was not founded on law; and that in the case of any alteration similar to that proposed by the Bill—of which there had been many examples in former times—it had always been made by order of Parliament.
§ Clause agreed to, as were the remaining Clauses.
§ House resumed.
§ Bill reported, without Amendment; to be read 3o To-morrow.