HC Deb 19 April 1886 vol 305 c19
MR. COBB (Warwick, S.E., Rugby)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, looking to the neglect of the trustees of parochial charities to carry out the provisions of "The Allotments Extension Act, 1882," he could say approximately when the Government would be in a position to introduce the Local Self Government Bill?


My right hon. Friend has requested me to answer this Question. My hon. Friend correctly assumes that the subject of allotments and of small holdings will be dealt with by Her Majesty's Government in the Local Government Bill, if not by a separate measure. Her Majesty's Government are fully conscious of the importance of the subject in the interests of the agricultural population. I regret that I am not at this moment in a position to make a statement as to the time when I shall be enabled to ask leave to introduce a Local Government Bill; but I can assure my hon. Friend that there will be no avoidable delay in so doing.