HC Deb 29 March 1886 vol 304 c106
MR. GOURLEY (Sunderland)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, If it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government, during the present Session, to introduce a Bill for the purpose of cheapening the transfer of land and house property?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. E. GLADSTONE) (Edinburgh, Mid Lothian)

in reply, said, that the question was receiving the full consideration of his noble and learned Friend the Lord Chancellor, but it was impossible to give an answer in regard to it at present The Question was not so simple as it looked, or as one unacquainted with the subject might imagine, as it involved rather a large consideration of the manner in which land under entail or settlement is dealt with.