HC Deb 01 July 1903 vol 124 c1019
SIR HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)

To ask the First Lord of the Treasury if, having regard to the position of the holders of licences, owing to the action of the justices in some petty sessional districts, he can fix an early day for the consideration of the suspensory Bill introduced by the Member for the Dartford Division of Kent.

(Answered by Mr. A. J. Balfour.) I must refer my hon. and gallant friend to the answer I gave on Monday,† and on many previous occasions, to the effect that it is quite impossible, with public advantage, under our existing Parliamentary system, to give facilities for private Members' Bills of a highly controversial character, however excellent the object of those Bills may be.