HC Deb 03 July 1873 vol 216 c1711

asked the honourable Member for New Ross, What course he intends to pursue with regard to the Union Rating (Ireland) Bill?


in reply, said, he wished to proceed with the Bill; but he feared he should not be able to do so in the present stage of the Session. There was only one substantial Amendment proposed, and if the Government would only take up the measure it could be passed in a very short space of time. The Bill was a very short one, and its object was simply to assimilate the law of Ireland. ["Order."]


said, he must remind the hon. Member that he was quite out of order in explaining the provisions of his Bill on the question now put to him.


said, he proposed to give Her Majesty's Government a space of a week or ten days in which to consider whether they would take up the Bill and carry it through this Session, because if they did not take this course, the Session would have been utterly barren of useful measures for Ireland.