HC Deb 24 April 1883 vol 278 cc1061-2

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whe- ther, in view of the urgent necessity of legislation with respect to compensation to tenants for unexhausted improvements, Her Majesty's Government will give priority to the "Tenants' Compensation Bill" over the "London Corporation Bill" in arranging the business of the House?


In reply to this Question, I am not prepared to treat it as a subject of precedence between the Tenants' Compensation Bill and the London Corporation Bill. I have nothing to say upon that subject at the present time; but what I have to say is that the introduction of the one measure is evidently a different and a much simpler matter than the introduction of the other measure, the Tenants' Compensation Bill not being, in all probability, a matter of great complexity or requiring any great fulness of detail upon the stage of introduction. Therefore, I do not think it will be necessary for us long to delay the introduction of the Bill of Compensation. Of course, that does not imply giving it the first place on the Orders of the Day.