HC Deb 02 May 1856 vol 141 cc1909-10

said, he wished to ask the right hon. Member for Manchester if he could fix any day when this Bill, which stood as the 19th order for Committee, would positively be proceeded with?


said, that he must appeal to the noble Lord at the head of the Government to give him a day, for, if he did not, it was impossible to say when it would come on.


It is very embarrassing, Sir, to the Government, which has much important business of its own to forward, to be called on to make arrangements for measures introduced by individual Members. At the same time, I feel that the measure which my right hon. Friend has undertaken is one which, in some shape or other, has in former Sessions been introduced by the Government. I will therefore endeavour, in co-operation with my right hon. Friend, to fix some day after Whitsuntide when the measure can be proceeded with.