§ MR. PROVAND (Glasgow, Blackfriars)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the 709 Treasury, whether, having regard to the highly contentious character of the Sale of Food and Drugs Bill, and the strong objections expressed to several of its clauses by chambers of commerce and by large numbers of manufacturers and traders, he will consent to postpone the Bill until next session.
§ The following questions also appeared on the Paper:—
§ Mr. LAMBERT (Devonshire, S. Molton)
To ask the First Lord of the Treasury if he can state when the Sale of Food and Drugs Bill will be taken.
§ Sir JOHN LENG
To ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the Sale of Food and Drugs Bill will be further proceeded with this session; and, if so, when.
§ Dr. FARQUHARSON (Aberdeenshire, N.)
.—To ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the Government have decided not to proceed further with the Sale of Food and Drugs Bill, but intend to refer it for further examination and inquiry to a Departmental Committee.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
There are a good many questions on the Paper in reference to this Bill, and I have to say that I propose to take the Report stage on Monday next. I do not wholly agree with the statement of fact made in the last part of the question of the hon. Member for the Blackfriars Division.