HC Deb 10 March 1887 vol 311 cc1748-9
MR. SINCLAIR&c.) (Falkirk,

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, considering the urgent necessity that exists for dealing with the Irish Land Question by further legislation, he is prepared to name a date when the Government Bill bearing on this subject will be introduced; and, further, having regard to the state of Public Business in this House, and the circumstance that the present Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland has just entered upon the duties of that Office, he will consider the expediency of having the Government measure introduced into the other House of Parliament?

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

I think, Sir, that the hon. Gentleman is aware that Her Majesty's Government have not yet seen the evidence on which the Report of the Commission is based. Until they have seen that evidence it will not be in my power to answer the Question which the hon. Gentleman has put to me.

MR. SEXTON (Belfast, W.)

Has it not been laid on the Table?


The evidence, I believe, is in print.

MR. T. M. HEALY (Longford, N.)

; It is in the Library.


I have not seen it.