HC Deb 16 November 1888 vol 330 c1391
MR. HOWELL (Bethnal Green, N.E.)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether the Government will, during the Recess, consider the question of introducing a Bill, in the next Session, to consolidate and amend the Artizans' and Labourers' Dwellings Acts, the subject matter as to which is now regulated by some 18 Acts of Parliament?

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

While admitting that it would be an advantage to consolidate the Bills relating to artizans' and labourers' dwellings, the Government are not able to see their way to dealing with the question at present, as they have other Consolidation Bills in hand; but the question will have the early attention of the Government.


said, he would suggest to the right hon. Gentleman that the Statute Law Commission might prepare a Bill which, at all events, would facilitate the understanding of the law.