HC Deb 06 May 1890 vol 344 cc258-9
SIR WILFRID LAWSON (Cumberland, Cockermouth)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he will consent to postpone the Second Reading of the Local Taxation Bill until the County Councils have had ample time to express their opinion on those provisions of the measure which impose on them the obligation of negotiating for the purchase of licences?


The hon. Baronet has already announced his intention of doing his best to defeat the Local Taxation Bill, and the Government do not feel called on to help him in that object by postponing the Second Reading of the Bill.