HC Deb 27 November 1888 vol 331 cc321-2
MR. J. C. STEVENSON (South Shields)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether he is now prepared to name a suitable day for the second reading of the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors on Sunday Bill?

MR. HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)

also asked, If, having regard to the great importance to the manufacturing community of the Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Bill, the right hon. Gentleman can name a day when it may be assigned a sufficiently favourable place on the Paper to enable it to be considered in Committee?

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

I regret very much, indeed, that, owing to the extreme urgency of Supply, it is not in my power to name a day at present for the consideration of the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors on Sunday Bill, and this statement must apply to the Patents Designs, and Trade Marks Bill.

MR. COBB (Warwick, S.E., Rugby)

asked if the House was to understand that it was still the intention, if possible, to give a day for the discussion of the Bill, and not to let the Session expire without discussion?


I think it will be admitted that I am ordinarily in the habit of keeping engagements which I enter into. I can assure the hon. Member for South Shields that I have certainly endeavoured to find him an opportunity, and that it is still my intention of doing so.

MR. J. O'CONNOR (Tipperary, S.)

asked the right hon. Gentleman to inform the House what was the intention of the Government with regard to the Sale of Liquors on Sunday (Ireland) Act (1878) Amendment Act?


The hon. Gentleman must give Notice of that Question.