HC Deb 09 July 1858 vol 151 cc1182-3

said, he wished to ask the President of the Poor Law Beard whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to proceed with the Friendly Societies Act Amendment Bill during the present Session.


said, he was greatly disappointed in not being able to press forward the Bill before this. Night after night he had placed that Bill upon the list of the House, but was as often obliged to postpone it. It now stood first on the list for Tuesday next, and he fully intended to proceed with it. He did not believe that there were any objections to it, on the contrary, he heard that the opinions of hon. Members generally were in favour of it. He could not, therefore, but hope that his measure would receive the sanction of the House.