HC Deb 16 June 1863 vol 171 c976

said, he rose to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, considering the continued severe distress in the cotton districts, and the great sufferings of the operatives from the want of remunerative employment, it is not due to them that an early morning sitting should be fixed for the Second Reading of the Public Works (Manufacturing Districts) Bill.


said, in reply, that the second reading of the Public Works (Manufacturing Districts) Bill would probably come on the first thing on Thursday evening; but he could not at present make any arrangement respecting its committal. The Government had, however, every desire to expedite the passing of the measure.