HC Deb 12 February 1852 vol 119 cc466-7

moved for leave to bring in a Bill to make better provisions for the paving, lighting, cleansing, supplying with water, and regulation of towns in Ireland.


said, he must call for an assurance from the right hon. Baronet the Chief Secretary for Ireland that the same course would not be pursued with this Bill as was pursued last Session, when, within three days of the prorogation it was abandoned, and all their labour was found to have been in vain.


hoped the right hon. Gentleman would also give some information of the mode in which he proposed to carry other important Bills relating to Ireland through the House. He would suggest setting aside some portion of the week for Irish business.


said, it did unfortunately happen that at the end of last Session it was found impossible to carry a great number of Irish Bills successfully through the House. That very important Bill, for the better Administration of Justice, was carried, but the Bill now before the House was abandoned. For himself, he could only say it was his full determination to omit no effort which should bring this Bill to a successful issue during the present Session. He had fixed the second reading for this day week, and should name an early day for going into Committee. In the last Session many clauses were inserted in Committee, which occupied a great deal of time; but many of those Amendments were now included in the Bill.

Leave given:—Bill ordered to be brought in by Sir William Somerville and Mr. Attorney General for Ireland.

Bill read 1°.