HC Deb 20 June 1882 vol 270 c1752

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If he cannot give some facilities for considering the Police Superannuation Bill, for being opposed it runs the risk of never coming before the House, owing to the half-past Twelve o'clock Rule and the existing press of business, and thus the legitimate expectations of a most deserving body of men appear likely to be again indefinitely postponed?


in reply, said, he could assure the hon. Member that he regretted very much that the legitimate expectations of a most do-serving body of men appeared likely to be indefinitely postponed. But the hon. Member must undertake the task of inducing the hon. Member for South Leicestershire (Mr. Pell) and the hon. Member for South Devon (Sir Massey Lopes) to relent. If he succeeded in that difficult task, then they might hope to make some progress with the Bill.