I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in view of the fact that the Money-lending Bill was particularly referred to in the Queen's Speech, and that it has already been read the third time in the House of Lords, it is the intention of the Government to proceed with the measure this session; and whether he can give any informa- 660 tion as to the date when it will be brought forward for discussion in this House.
§ CAPTAIN CHALONER (Wilts, Westbury)
I beg at the same time to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether there is any prospect of his being able to proceed with the Money-lending Bill at an early date.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I am afraid that in the present situation of the business of the House I cannot make any accurate forecast which would enable me to answer my hon. friends' questions.