HC Deb 15 May 1879 vol 246 c395

asked the honourable and learned Member for Louth, Whether, having regard to the advanced stage of the Session, the desirability of pushing on many Irish measures of importance now pending, and the virtual impossibility of continuing the discussion of the Intoxicating Liquors (Ireland) Bill, he will move that the Order for its Second Reading be discharged?


I quite agree with my hon. and learned Friend that it is desirable to push on Irish measures as much as possible, and I should, therefore, be glad to push on this particular one. I feel, however, that while, on the one hand, it would be exceedingly undesirable to leave it on the Paper from week to week without its being possible to discuss it, it is duo to hon. Members who are opposed to it to endeavour to give them an opportunity of arriving at its discussion; and, therefore, if I cannot bring on the discussion in a week or so, I shall move that the Order be discharged.