HC Deb 14 April 1887 vol 313 c886

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, having regard to the important legislation introduced into the other House of Parliament by Her Majesty's Government, he will take steps to enable Members of this House to obtain copies of Bills in progress through the Upper House?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

As the hon. Member is probably aware, any Member of the House of Commons can obtain a copy of a Bill in progress through the House of Lords by applying at the Bill Office of the House of Lords. The question raised by the hon. Member as to giving facilities for obtaining copies of a Bill before the other House is under the consideration of the authorities.