HC Deb 24 July 1888 vol 329 cc328-9
MR. HOWELL (Bethnal Green, N.E.)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether it is a fact that the Statute Law Committee are desirous of seeing the several Acts recited in the Schedule to the Statute Law Revision (Master and Servant) Bill repealed, in order that the earlier volumes of the new edition of the Revised Statutes shall be purged of these now obsolete or unnecessary enactments; and, whether the Government concur in the desire to see those Acts repealed; and, if so, whether they will give facilities for the passing of such Bill during the present Session?

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

, in reply, said, he believed the facts stated in the earlier part of the Question were correct. It was also true that the Government concurred in the desire of the Committee; but it was quite impossible for the Government, at this period of the Ses- sion, to undertake to give facilities for Bills promoted by private Members.