§ MR. DAVID THOMAS
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if it is now the intention of the Government to introduce this Session Bills for the establishment of District Councils, and for amending and consolidating the laws relating to the public health; and, if so, can he say when?
§ MR. W. H. SMITH
The Government hope to introduce within the next few days Bills to amend and consolidate the laws relating to the public health in the Metropolis, and they do not anticipate that the time at their disposal will enable them to deal this Session with these laws outside the Metropolis. The Government will be glad if they are able, by the progress of other business, to propose legislation this Session in connection with District Councils, but it entirely depends on the progress of Public Business.