HC Deb 02 August 1889 vol 339 c186
MR. LABOUCHERE (Northampton)

May I ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, since his statement with regard to the course of action upon the Tithes Rent Charge Bill, he has received a memorial from each side of the House asking him not to take any further action on the Bill during the present Session; and whether this will in any way modify his intention?


No, Sir; I have not received any memorial, and was not even aware of their existence.


I beg the right hon. Gentleman's pardon. It was Lord Salisbury who received it.


Well, Sir, Lord Salisbury has not communicated to me any information of the kind, and as I happen to know that he is not in London at present, I do not think it would be in his power to do so.

MR. DILLWYN (Swansea)

In view of the answer which has been given, I trust that the Government will as soon as possible communicate to the House the decision at which they may arrive.

* Me. W. H. SMITH

My noble Friend the Prime Minister will be in London on Tuesday, after the discharge of his duties elsewhere, and I will then communicate with him on the subject.