§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading, read.
§ THE EARL OF WEMYSS
asked Lord O'Neill to postpone the Second Reading. He made the request in place of Lord Burton, who had been unable to take his seat in the House that day in consequence of the existing Tuesday late Sitting Order. He might say that a general belief had prevailed that the Bill would not be brought on, as it was running pari passu with a similar measure in another place; and as Lord Burton and other noble Lords were not then present to discuss it, he asked the noble Lord to postpone it in order to afford them an opportunity of doing so.
§ Second Reading put off to Friday next.