HC Deb 26 February 1894 vol 21 c1050
MR. A. J. BALFOUR (Manchester, E.)

I understand that the Government have in contemplation to move certain Amendments on Clause 9 of the Local Government Bill. My hon. Friend on my right made inquiries at the Vote Office in order to get those Amendments, but he failed; thus we are put to considerable disadvantage. I should be glad to know whether the right hon. Gentleman can suggest any means by which the inconvenience can be avoided?


I understand that it is not usual to circulate Amendments to Lords Amendments at this stage, but I can appreciate the difficulty. When I come to Clause 9 I will endeavour to explain the only substantial Amendment that we propose. There are a large number of Amendments which are of a purely drafting character, and which have been made with the knowledge, and I think I may say with the concurrence, of those who were responsible for the Amendments in another place. Meantime, I am happy now to place in the hands of the right hon. Gentleman a print of the Amendments. I expect further prints down shortly.