HC Deb 01 June 1897 vol 50 c31
MR. W. LECKY (Dublin University)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether there is any prospect of the Government introducing, during the present Session, the Measure relating to Irish Private Bill Legislation, which was forshadowed in the Queen's Speech?


I cannot hold out any prospect that the Government will introduce during the present Session a Measure relating to Irish Private Bill Legislation. Apart from the question of the time required for the completion of Government business already before the House, it would appear expedient, in view of the reform of local government which it is proposed to carry out next year, to defer dealing with Irish Private Bill Legislation until the subject can be considered with reference to the new state of things which that reform will establish.


Can the right hon. Gentleman kindly say whether the Government intend to introduce or pass any Bill relating to Ireland this Session?


Yes, Sir; there is a Bill already on the Paper relating to Ireland.

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