HC Deb 23 May 1873 vol 216 cc353-4

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Depart- ment, Whether, as it was impossible to move the Second Reading of the Habitual Drunkards Bill, owing to the adjournment of the House after the vote on the University Education (Ireland) Bill, he will afford him an opportunity of bringing it on?


in reply, said, he should be very glad to assist his hon. Friend if the Government had in its possession a superabundance of time. He was sorry to say, however, that he could hardly foresee sufficient time for the Bills with which he was himself charged, and he was not therefore in a position to ask the Government to set apart a day for his hon. Friend. Besides, considering the time of year at which they had arrived, his hon. Friend could hardly expect to pass the Bill during the present Session.