HC Deb 03 June 1897 vol 50 c185

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, having regard to the fact that the expenses incurred by railway and other companies in Wales and Monmouthshire (exclusive of English railway companies running into Wales) in promoting and opposing private Bills and Provisional Orders before Parliament during the years 1886 to 1891 exceeded those incurred in connection with Bills from Ireland, and that, according to a statement recently made by the Home Secretary, there is no reason for supposing that there has been any material change in the circumstances since the last Return was granted, lie will consider the advisability of extending to Bills coming from Wales the provisions of the Measure promised in the Queen's Speech for amending the existing procedure with respect to private Bills coming from Scotland and Ireland?


I am not at all prepared to say that the present system of legislation for England and Wales is entirely satisfactory, but I do not think that is a cause why any part of England or Wales should be dealt with separately.