§ MR. YERBURGH (Chester)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he has received a memorial signed by a large number of Members on both sides of the House asking the Government, in view of the great benefit which the Money-Lending Bill would confer on the poorer industrial classes of the community, to pass the said Bill this session; and whether he can see his way to meeting the wishes of the memorialists.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I have received the memorial to which my hon. friend refers, but I cannot hold out any very sanguine hopes as to the prospect of carrying the Bill this session. Perhaps my hon. friend will wait for a final answer until Monday.