§ Order read, for resuming Adjourned Debate on Amendment proposed to Question [9th May],"That the Bill be now read a second time;" and which Amendment was, to leave out the word "now," and at the end of the Question to add the words "upon this day six months."—(Mr. Whiteside.)
§ Question again proposed, "That the word 'now' stand part of the Question."
§ Debate resumed.
§ SIR HUGH CAIRNS
said, he had had the honour to serve on the Commission on whose recommendations a measure of this sort had been adopted. There were some details of the measure which might not be consistent with the Report of the Commission, and which he thought might be the subject of Amendment when the Bill was in Committee. But the Bill was one which he thought would produce the greatest possible benefit in Ireland. He hoped it would lessen expense and delay, and would confer upon Ireland some of the benefits which had resulted in this country from the reforms in Chancery. He was anxious that the Bill should become law, subject to some changes in detail.
§ Question put, and agreed to.
§ Main Question put, and agreed to.
§ Bill read a second time, and committed for Thursday.
§ The Chancellor of the Exchequer