MR. EVANS WILLIAMS
asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, considering that the number of Amendments on the Notice Paper to the Rivers Conservancy and Floods Prevention Bill show that Bill to have the character of "contentious business," it is intended now to proceed further with the Bill?
§ VISCOUNT FOLKESTONE
asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, considering the amount of opposition that will be given to the passing of the Rivers Conservancy and Floods Prevention Bill, he intends to proceed with that measure this Session?
Sir, I have really nothing to add to what I have said in reference to this subject on a former occasion. The question is a very serious one for the districts concerned, and it is extremely desirable that these districts should be brought under some central control by legislation; but until we get further advanced with the Public Business, or, at all events, until we get clear of the Land Bill, it is not possible for me to give any further answer on the subject.