HC Deb 19 November 1888 vol 330 c1518
MR. ESLLEMONT (Aberdeen, E.)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether he has been informed that the question as to the expediency of proceeding this Session with the Burgh Police and Health (Scotland) Bill was fully considered by the ex-Lord Advocate and a Committee of this House in view of a Local Government Bill next Session of Parliament, and that by plurality of opinions expressed it was decided to proceed on the distinct understanding that the Government desired to pass the Bill in the present Session; and, whether, in view of the great loss of time and serious impediment to the progress of a Local Government Bill for Scotland which the postponement to next Session of so large and complicated a measure will involve, the Government will reconsider their decision to abandon the Bill?

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

in reply, said, that the Bill to which the hon. Member alluded having been withdrawn on the 15th instant, it was too late now to ask Her Majesty's Government to reconsider their decision on the matter.