HC Deb 14 July 1884 vol 290 c930

In reply to Mr. WAUGH,


said, he very much regretted the position of this Bill along with that of many other measures; but it was an independent Member's Bill, and the Government could not interfere with these measures except under very peculiar circumstances. He did not think there were any circumstances existing at the present moment which would justify the Government in offering exceptional facilities for the passing of this particular independent Member's Bill, and they must leave the matter in the hands of the House.