HC Deb 19 April 1883 vol 278 c629

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, in view of the advanced period of the Session, he can now name a day for the introduction of the proposal referred to in Her Most Gracious Majesty's Speech for the more effectually securing to tenants in England and Scotland compensation for agricultural improvements; and, whether, the promised measure will deal with the Law of Distress?


I am very sorry that the progress of Public Business has not been sufficiently rapid to enable me to go beyond the intimation which I have already given to the House as to the intentions of Her Majesty's Government. I cannot name a day for the introduction of the Landlord and Tenant Bill until we have made progress with the Parliamentary Oaths Act (1866) Amendment Bill, which stands for Monday next; and after the second reading of that Bill I hope to name an early day for the Bill to which my hon. Friend refers.


Will the Bill with regard to the Local Government of London be also postponed until the Parliamentary Oaths Act (1866) Amendment Bill has been disposed of?


Certainly. The answer I have given applies to all other important Bills.