HC Deb 18 April 1872 vol 210 cc1476-7

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, If he will have the Public Health Bill Committee, which now stands after the Un- lawful Assemblies (Ireland) Act Repeal Bill, put as the first Order of the Day after Supply on Friday the 26th of April?


The present position, Sir, of the Order of the Day for taking the Committee on the Public Health Bill is a provisional one, and does not indicate on our part any real expectation that it can be brought forward on the day for which it stands. It is not necessary, perhaps, that the Unlawful Assemblies Bill should take precedence of it; but until we have made further progress with the Ballot Bill, and certainly with the Scotch Education Bill, if not also with other measures, it will not be possible for us to enter into Committee on the Public Health Bill. We are of opinion it will be more convenient that we should not ask the House to go into Committee upon it until we can apply to it some degree of continuous attention, such as the importance of the subject deserves.