Orders of the Day — Diseases of Animals Bill.

– in the House of Commons on 30th March 1922.

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Order read for resuming Adjourned Debate on Question [29th March], "That the Bill be now read a Second time."

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House will immediately resolve itself into the Committee on the Bill."—[Sir A. Boscawen.]

Photo of Colonel Josiah Wedgwood Colonel Josiah Wedgwood , Newcastle-under-Lyme

It is rather a strong order to ask us to take the Committee stage without our having had an opportunity of putting down a single Amendment to the Bill. As far as I remember, the Bill is not a very serious Bill, but—

The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Sir A. Boscawen):

If any objection is taken I will not pursue my proposal.

Photo of Colonel Josiah Wedgwood Colonel Josiah Wedgwood , Newcastle-under-Lyme

I think we ought not to take the Bill now. It puts a larger liability on the people of this country.

Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

Committee To-morrow.