§ VISCOUNT MORPETH
moved for leave to bring in a Bill for consolidating in one Act certain provisions usually contained in Acts for paving, draining, cleansing, lighting, and improving towns.
§ MR. AGLIONBY
wished to know whether the Government intended to bring in a general Bill on the subject.
§ SIR R. PEEL
observed, that if this Bill did not put a stop to the applications for private Bills, it would not fulfil the anticipations held forth in Her Majesty's Speech at the commencement of the Session. The object should be to make a Model Bill, so that persons might be enabled to tax themselves in matters for improving the health of towns.
§ LORD MORPETH
stated that the Bill was of a declaratory nature. With respect to the general Bill for the promotion of the sanitary condition of towns, he had given notice of it for Tuesday week. As for a Model Bill on this subject, he could not take it for granted that the Bill would pass; but if it did, it would facilitate the 200 passing of such a Bill on a future occasion.
The EARL of LINCOLN
was sure, from his own experience, that the noble Lord would find it better to put a stop to private legislation on this subject until after he had introduced his general Bill.
§ LORD MORPETH
trusted that the Bill would prove satisfactory; but it would not be expedient to put a stop to private legislation until the Government could tell whether the measure would pass, or at any rate until the House had decided on it.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Bill brought in, and read a first time.