§ (In the Committee.)
§ Clauses 1 and 3 agreed to.
§ Clause 3.
§ MR. BROMLEY DAVENPORT (Cheshire, Macclesfield)
asked if it was to be understood that this Clause was necessary, that there had been many breaches of the law.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. H. H. ASQUITH,) Fife, E.
said: Yes; that was 1210 so. The Act passed last year had become quite nugatory. No penalty clause had been added for breach of the Act, which consequently had become almost a dead letter.
§ MR. G. C. T. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)
said, then it was understood the Bill passed last year was incomplete, and consequently had now to be amended.
§ Clause agreed to.
§ Bill reported, without amendments.
§ Bill read the Third time, and passed.