HC Deb 23 February 1891 vol 350 c1358

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, looking at the great importance of the questions dealt with in the Industrial Schools Bill of last Session, the great need of legislation, and the long period that has elapsed since the Royal Commission of 1882–3 made their Report to Parliament, he will consent to re-introduce the Bill in the present Session; and whether it has been brought to his knowledge that the Bill, if somewhat lightened, would probably obtain general Acceptance?


It has not been brought to the Home Secretary's knowledge by what modifications the Industrial Schools Bill of last Session could be made practically a non-contentious measure, so as to render it possible to pass it during the present crowded Session. He will be glad to confer with my hon. Friend on this subject, and come to some decision.