HC Deb 24 July 1893 vol 15 cc319-20

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he proposes to take the Local Government (England and Wales) Bill, the remaining stages of the Employers' Liability Bill, and the Welsh Suspensory Bill, or any of these Bills, before the House rises for the Recess; and whether those Bills will he taken at an Autumn Session this year?

MR. STUART (Shoreditch, Hoxton)

May I ask whether the right hon. Gentleman will also state what course the Government intend to pursue with respect to the Equalisation of Rates Bill for London?

MR. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)

And will the right hon. Gentleman say what the Government intend to do with reference to the Local Veto Bill?

MR. DALZIEL (Kirkcaldy, &c.)

May I inquire, in case any decision has been arrived at with respect to an Autumn Session, whether the right hon. Gentleman will consider the claims of Scotland?


If there is to be an Autumn Session, will it be under the ordinary Rules of Parliamentary Procedure or under the gag?

MR. HOZIER (Lanarkshire, S.)

At the same time I will ask as to the position of the Suspensory Bill for Scotland?


I take leave to pass, by the question so wittily put by the right hon. Gentleman (Mr. Heneage). With regard to the other questions, my answer will at least have this merit— that it will observe perfect impartiality. The time has not yet come—and I am sorry to make this reply to my hon. Friend behind me—when we can presume, with any justice to the House or to the important subjects involved, to make any arrangement, nor do I think that the time can arrive until Ave are virtually clear of the Irish Government Bill—that is to say, until we see our way with respect to its eventual completion this House.