§ MR. NORRIS (Tower Hamlets, Limehouse)
asked the First Lord of the Treasury, If he will state whether Her Majesty's Government regard the Government of Ireland Bill and the Sale and Purchase of Land (Ireland) Bill as still inseparably connected?
§ THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. E. GLADSTONE) (Edinburgh, Mid Lothian)
In answer to the Question of the hon. Member, I have no addition to make to the declarations on this subject which are contained in a speech made by me in introducing the Land Purchase Bill. The subject is there referred to several times; and if it is not convenient to the hon. Member to make the references, I will be most happy to place in his hands a copy with the passages marked. They will be found at pages 3, 4, 10, 15, 17, and 26; and they will enlighten the hon. Member very fully as to the views of the Government.
§ MR. NORRIS
May I be allowed to ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he is quoting from any newspaper, Hansard, or what?
§ MR. W. E. GLADSTONE
(handing a copy of a pamphlet to Mr. Herbert Gladstone, apparently with the view of passing it to the hon. Member): The report is one which, though not corrected by me throughout, has yet been corrected in the most important parts, and is, I believe, to be relied upon as being substantially accurate in the passages to which I have referred the hon. Gentleman.