§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be read a second time To-morrow."—(Mr. Pendarves Vivian.)
§ MR. WARTON
said, he rose for the purpose of moving that this Bill be taken on Monday next. His objection to its being taken on Saturday was that 1623 the day had been always reserved for Government Business. He admitted that the rule had not been observed very strictly this Session; but his objection to taking Private Business on Saturday remained, and he should take the sense of the House on the Motion of the hon. Member for "West Cornwall.
§ Amendment proposed, to leave out the word "To-morrow," in order to insert the words "upon Monday next,"—(Mr. Warton,)—instead thereof.
§ Question proposed, "That the word 'To-morrow' stand part of the Question."
§ MR. R. N. FOWLER
said, he hoped the hon. and learned Member for Bridport would not press his Amendment, particularly as this was the last Saturday of the Session, when it was always usual for the House to sit, and afforded the only chance the hon. Member would have of getting the Bill through the House. He believed the measure was very much desired by the majority of the people of Cornwall, and by hon. Members connected with, that district.
§ Question put.
§ The House divided:—Ayes 44; Noes 8: Majority 36.—(Div. List, No. 331.)
§ Main Question put, and agreed to.
§ Bill to be read a second time Tomorrow.