§ MR. DUCKHAM
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 themore 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.
§ MR. O'DONNELL
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?