HC Deb 27 July 1882 vol 272 cc1971-2

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether, having regard to the very general opposition expressed to the Police Bill, he can assure the House that the measure will not be proceeded with this Session?


I am not aware that there has been that very general opposition to the Police Bill which the hon. Member seems to assume. Some of the Corporations thought that the Bill unduly interfered with their authority over the police; but the Government are prepared entirely to remove that objection. The measure is of such consequence, and of so much justice to the police, that I am not disposed to let the responsibility for its falling through rest on the Government.