HC Deb 20 August 1895 vol 36 cc369-70

I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether his attention has been drawn to the promise of the late Vice President on 29th March, and if he could devise any reasonable means, even by an Act of Parliament itself, by which the Berriew Scheme could be brought before Parliament for such discussion as it ought to have received, he should be very glad to adopt that means; and whether the present Government would introduce a Bill repealing the Order in Council which brought it into effect.


My attention has been drawn to the matter referred to by the hon. Member, and the Government are prepared to introduce a Bill this Session to repeal the Order in Council which brought the Berriew Scheme into effect. The Government hope, after the promise given by the late Vice President, to be able to pass the Bill as an unopposed measure; but the hon. Member will understand that, if there is any opposition, it will not be possible to proceed with the Bill during the present Session.