§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
I beg leave to introduce this Bill, which is a Bill to make temporary provision for the relief of distress in Ireland. This Bill is practically identical with the Bill which was introduced in 1895, and a Bill which was introduced last year, in order to cope with the distress in Ireland, and it is necessary in order to prevent boards of guardians being surcharged with such expenditure.
§ MR. DILLON
Might I just ask the right honourable Gentleman to say that this Bill shall not be taken before Wednesday next, as I should like to have an opportunity of reading the Bill and becoming conversant with it before he takes the Second Reading?
§ The Bill brought in and read a first time; to be read a second time upon Wednesday next, and to be printed. [Bill 306.]