§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. Smith) (Strand, Westminster)
said, he hoped the House would allow this Bill to be read a second time. It did not inflict any charge upon the taxpayers, but was intended to make provision out of ecclesiastical funds alone, as occasion required, for the restoration and repair of the Abbey. The dilapidations of the Abbey were serious and considerable, and he trusted the House would agree to the second reading.
Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Mr. W. H. Smith.)
§ MR. DILLWYN (Swansea)
said, he hoped that the Bill would not be taken at such a time (12 o'clock). He did not know that he objected to it altogether, but there were certain provisions in it that required certain explanation-what 149 amount they were called upon to vote—
§ MR. DILLWYN
said, at all events, he did not think the Bill should be passed hurriedly, and he moved the adjournment of the debate.
§ Motion made, and Question, "That the Debate be now adjourned,"—(Mr. Dillwyn,)—put and agreed to.
§ Debate adjourned till To-morrow.