§ MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether, seeing that he has promised a day for the consideration of a Bill to relieve the poor tenantry of Ireland, he will also give his favourable consideration, during the present Session of Parliament, to the Bill which has been introduced to relieve the poor ratepayers of London?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Lord RANDOLPH CHURCHILL) (Paddington, S.)
I am very much interested and greatly impressed by the close analogy which the hon. Member draws between the condition of the tenantry of Ireland and the condition of the poor ratepayers of London; and I have no doubt that the analogy will afford a very valuable argument in the debate on the Land Bill when it comes on. But, having admitted this, I see no occasion to depart from the position taken up by the Government, either to initiate themselves, or to encourage on the part of private Members, legislation during the present Session.