§ Order read, for resuming Adjourned Debate on Question [6th March], "That the Bill be now read a second time."
§ Question again proposed.
§ LORD R. CECIL (Maryleboue, E.)
pointed out that this was a Bill which provided that the pension of a policeman should be forfeited if a testimonial was got up on behalf of the policeman on his leaving the force. That seemed to him to be a doubtful remedy for the evils complained of, and he thought the House should have some further explanation with regard to it.
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL,) Yorkshire, Cleveland
said that that was only in the case of a testimonial being improperly got up. Cases unfortunately occurred of an inspector on leaving the force going round the districts over which he had had control and to solicit the publicans in the district to subscribe to a testimonial for him.
§ SIR FRANCIS LOWE (Birmingham, Edgbaston)
said he thought there should be more time given to the discussion of this Bill.
§ SIR FRANCIS LOWE
said he was in a state of ignorance with regard to the provisions of the Bill, although he was supposed to be a supporter of it.
§ And, it being half-past Seven of the clock, the Debate stood adjourned till this Evening's Sitting.