§ MR. E. W. HARCOURT
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether the Rivers Conservancy Bill which has just been withdrawn has been altogether abandoned, or whether he can give any assurance that the Government, having regard to the agricultural interests involved, and to the great losses which have been inflicted by the repeated floods of the present season, will take an early opportunity of re-introducing 855 the measure with such amendment as the further examination of its provisions may have shown to be necessary?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
, in reply, said, that it was with regret the Government found themselves unable to proceed with the Bill this Session. They had every intention of introducing a similar Bill next Session?