HC Deb 03 March 1885 vol 294 c1904

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether, looking to the complexity of the details of the Registration Bill, he will consider the desirability of moving the Second Reading without delay, and of then referring it to a Select Committee for careful examination?


asked to be allowed to answer the Question. The Bill was a very complicated one, dealing as it did with technical matters. Those who were in charge of it would be happy to receive any assistance from Members of the House whose practical knowledge was likely to be of service. Their desire was to read the Bill a second time as early as possible; but he was not in a position to say whether the Bill should be referred to a Select Committee or to a Standing Committee. But he would consult the Prime Minister with a view to meet the wishes of the House.