HC Deb 10 June 1844 vol 75 cc419-20
Mr. Duncombe

wished the Government to state their intention with respect to the Registration (Ireland) Bill. Would they go on with-it in the present Session, and if so, when?

Sir B. Peel

did not mean when he said, on a former evening, that he would give such ample notice of the time for bringing on the Irish Registration Bill as would put every person in Her Majesty's dominions in the possession of the intentions of Government on the subject, the observation to be taken in its strictly literal sense. He meant that he would give such ample notice of the time for going on with the Bill as would be sufficient to give all concerned within the three kingdoms time enough to be present at its discussion. With respect to the hon. Member's first question—he would state that it was the intention of the Government to take the sense of the House on the Bill; but beyond that he could not say anything at present. There were other and very important measures which would take precedence of it.

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