§ Mr. A. HOPKINSON (Wilts, Cricklade)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether, having 472 regard to the delay and expense of the procedure, and the obstacles caused by the absolute veto of the Lord of the Manor, which in the recent case of the Darwen Moor Provisional Order, and in other cases have been proved to exist under the existing law, the Government will next Session introduce a Bill to amend the law in order to facilitate the regulation of commons?
* MR LONG
As my hon. Friend is probably aware, the difficulties which arose in the Darwen Moor case were successfully surmounted under the law as it stands; and in any case I am afraid it would not be possible for me at the present time to enter into any engagement with regard to legislation next Session on the subject to which he refers.