HC Deb 16 June 1837 vol 38 c1500
Mr. Milnes Gaskell

said, he hoped the noble Lord, the Secretary for the Home Department, was prepared to announce the intentions of his Majesty's Government with respect to the further progress of this Bill. The noble Lord could not fail to be aware that it was one of immense importance, and involved greater changes in the constitution of corporations than had been effected by the Municipal Reform Act. He (Mr. G.) trusted, therefore, that if there was any serious intention of proceeding with it, the noble Lord would have the goodness to give some notice of the day on which he proposed that the discussion should take place.

Lord John Russell

replied, that he was desirous the Boundaries of Boroughs Bill should go into Committee, where he should be glad of any suggestions which would render the Bill more perfect. He was bound, however, to add, that he had no expectation of its passing into a law during the present session.

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