HC Deb 27 March 1879 vol 244 cc1852-3

asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, If he can now inform the House whether it is intended to re-introduce the Bar Education and Discipline Bill during the present Session; whether his attention has been called to a statement made in the "Manchester Examiner and Times" that this Bill will be indefinitely postponed, in consequence of certain Amendments put upon the Notice Paper, during the last two Sessions, by the Member for Stoke-upon-Trent; and, whether there is any foundation for this statement?


It is not intended to re-introduce this Bill at present; and, looking to the state of Public Business, I am unable to say whether it will be possible to do so in the course of the Session. My attention has been called to the statement to which the hon. Gentleman refers; and I can certainly say that the reason for not proceeding with the measure is not that which has been stated in the paragraph to which he alludes.