HC Deb 01 July 1880 vol 253 cc1239-40

gave Notice that to-morrow he would ask the Home Secretary, Whether there is any foundation for the statement in The Mark Lane Express of this week— We learn upon authority—which we fear is too good to be doubted—that it is the intention of the Government to drop the Hares and Rabbits Bill for this Session. Further, if the alleged intention to drop the Bill was unauthorized, on what day it might be expected that the debate on the second reading would be resumed?


I may as well answer that Question at once. The Government have no intention of abandoning the Bill; but it is not entirely in their power as yet to fix a day for the resumption of the debate on the second reading.