HC Deb 05 July 1897 vol 50 cc1124-5

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, whether he can say why the Local Government Board (Ireland) Provisional Order Bill (No. 1), which relates to the Kilkenny Waterworks, and which got the Royal Assent on the 3rd ultimo, is not yet printed; whether he is aware that such delays in the printing of such Bills is usual, and causes much loss of time and inconvenience to those interested in carrying out the works authorised by such bills; what is the cause of the delay in this case; and, can he say when it will be issued? The hon. Member added that he did not propose to ask the first paragraph of the question, as the Bill referred to had now been issued.


I do not thoroughly understand, myself, the whole process that has to he gone through, but I am told that some delay is unavoidable, in order to get the statutes when passed into their proper order on the Statute-book, I am also informed that had the printers known that this was a matter of urgency the Bill would have been in the hands of the public at a somewhat earlier day than that at which it was offered for sale.