HC Deb 28 May 1883 vol 279 c960

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether he will direct such arrangements as will enable the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Bill to be taken pari passu with the Agricultural Holdings (England) Bill, or at least such as will prevent a measure of such importance being relegated to a late period of the Session, when the attendance of Members is sparse and their energies exhausted?


Sir, I cannot undertake that the Scottish Bill should go pari passu with the English Bill; and I think the hon. Member hardly expects that. But, undoubtedly, we shall take the best means in our power—as we place the two substantially on the same footing—to bring it forward at an early date, and to insure its having a full discussion.