HC Deb 18 June 1883 vol 280 c801

asked the Primo Minister, If the Committee stage of the Agricultural Holdings Bill would be taken in such time that the final stage would be reached early in August, so that landlords and tenants would have an opportunity of considering it before Michaelmas?


Sir, the only arrangement I consider to have been made with regard to the Business of the House in respect of the Bill referred to and that of the Parliamentary Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Practices) Bill relates to the stage of Committee. After the stage of Committee the matter will have to be considered again as to what may be, on the whole, most advantageous for the Business of the Session. But most certainly I should regard it as a very unhappy circumstance if this Bill should not be passed within the liberal margin of time my hon. Friend assigns.

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