HC Deb 14 February 1890 vol 341 cc311-2
MR. HOWELL (Bethnal Green, N.E.)

I beg to ask the Attorney General whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to re-introduce the Statute Law Revision Bill of last Session; and, if so, whether it will be laid upon the Table of the House at a sufficiently early period of the Session to enable honourable Members to make themselves acquainted with its contents; and, whether, in view of the publication of a revised edition of the Statutes, steps will be taken to ensure the passing of such a measure early in the Session?


In answer to the hon. Member, I am instructed by the Lord Chancellor to say that he intends to introduce immediately so much of the Statute Law Revision Bill of last year as covers the ground necessary to enable the volume of the Revised Statutes now prepared for publication to be issued without further delay. This Bill will appear as soon as possible in the House of Commons, and Her Majesty's Government hope that it will be generally approved. A second Bill will follow as soon as possible, covering the ground of the other volumes which it is intended to publish during the year. I am not in a position to answer the last part of the question, as I need not remind the hon. Member that it relates to a matter which, can only be dealt with by the right hon. Gentleman the leader of the House.