HC Deb 12 August 1889 vol 339 cc1032-3

I see that the President of the Local Government Board has a Bill upon the Paper. May I ask whether the First Lord of the Treasury will give an assurance that no more Departmental Bills such as this will be introduced this Session?

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

No; it is not in my power to give an assurance of that kind. Emergencies may arise at any moment rendering it necessary to introduce measures of this character in the public Interest.