§ MR. PARNELL (Cork)
I wish to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he has decided what to do with regard to Clause 21 of the Irish Land Law Bill?
THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A, J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
, in reply, said, there were other clauses besides Clause 21 to which objection was taken, but which the Government had always regarded as valuable. It might be possible that they would consent to abandon them, in whole or in part, if there was some understanding in return that additional clauses of which Notice had been given by private Members should also be dropped. It would be hard to ask the Government to adopt this course if the Bill was to be made use of to introduce a large number of clauses which they considered outside the Bill.
§ MR. PARNELL
said, he did not think his hon. Friends would desire to import extraneous matter into the Bill; and he was sure the right hon. Gentleman, would admit that if the course now being followed were continued, a large number of the proposed new clauses would not be proceeded with.