HC Deb 06 March 1882 vol 267 cc186-7

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether he is in a position to state the result of his promised consideration of the "Town Parks" question under "The Land Law (Ireland) Act, 1881," with a view to legislation; and, if so, what steps may be taken there in; and, whether the Government is prepared to propose legislation during the present Session to encourage the planting of timber trees in Ireland by statutory termors under the same Act, in reference to which important subject provisions were frequently brought forward by Irish Members during the passage through the House of that measure?


, in reply, said, that some legislation might be desirable with regard to town parks; but he was obliged to say that, viewing the present condition of affairs, and the pressure on the time of the House of Commons, he did not think the period had arrived when the Government should ask Parliament to entertain that subject. As for the latter part of the Question, he was not aware that there were any grounds for proceeding as the hon. Member proposed.