HC Deb 06 August 1888 vol 329 c1722
MR. H. GARDNER (Essex, Saffron Walden)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether he can now give the House any assurance that the Tithe Rent-Charge Recovery and Variation Bill will not be taken until the Committee on Corn Averages has made its Report?

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

I am not able to give the hon. Gentleman the assurance he desires, as I remain of opinion that, whatever may be the Report of the Corn Averages Committee, it is necessary, in the public interest, that the Tithe Bills should be passed.