§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ Motion made and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Mr. Attorney General.)148
§ MR. HENRY H. FOWLER (Wolverhampton, E.)
said, he had no desire to object to the Bill, but he would ask that it might be referred to the Grand Committee on Law. It was called a consolidation Bill, and no doubt it was intended to be so. But it was not; it was a translation of an old law into a new law. The Bill also re-enacted some objectionable provisions, and in Committee it would be proposed to introduce Amendments with respect to those provisions; but he would not pursue his remarks at any length, if it was understood the Bill would be referred to the Law Committee.
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir RICHARD WEBSTER) (Isle of Wight)
said, if the right hon. Gentleman would take time and carefully look through the Bill, he would find that, with some variation in language, every section was taken from the old Acts. Still, if it was the desire of the right hon. Gentleman that the Bill should go before the Grand Committee, he would not oppose it.
§ Motion agreed to.