HC Deb 13 July 1871 vol 207 cc1632-3

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, If he will state to the House when the Bill to facilitate the erection of Labourers' Houses, Ireland, will be introduced; what Irish Bills are to be persevered with this Session; and, whether the Irish Education Vote will be proceeded with in sufficient time for a fair discussion to arise upon the merits of the case?


, in reply, said, there had been some unavoidable delay in obtaining information on the subject of labourers' houses in Ireland. There were two Irish Bills which had passed the House of Lords, and which the Solicitor General for Ireland was in hopes to pass through the House of Commons—namely, the Grand Juries Bill and the Judgments Bill. It was also hoped that the Bill for amending the Local Government (Ireland) Act might be passed; and the Solicitor General for Ireland was not without a hope—though in this case his hope was not so sanguine as in the other cases—of passing the Debtors and Bankruptcy Bill. There were also two smaller Bills, which would not, he believed, take much time, and the passing of which would give general satisfaction—namely, the Bill to amend the Maynooth Act and the Beerhouses Bill. It was the intention of the Government to ask the House to agree to a Vote for Irish educational purposes to-morrow.