§ SECOND READING.
§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed. "That the Bill be now read a second time."
§ *SIR ALBERT ROLLIT (Islington, S.)
I wish to say that strong objection is entertained by the London and other Chambers of Commerce, and the trade generally, to the provisions of this Bill, which are very restrictive, and calculated, it is thought, to unduly harass the carrying on of business. I, therefore, express that opinion, and I hope some material alterations will be made in the Bill in Committee.
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir RICHARD WEBSTER, Isle of Wight
): The object of the Bill is to add certain other works to those specified in the Schedule of the Alkali, &c. Works Regulation Act, 1881, and I think my hon. Friend will agree with me that it is desirable that at least some of the 567 works included in the Schedule should be subject to certain restrictions.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Bill read a second time, and committed for Thursday.