HC Deb 25 April 1904 vol 133 c1061

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the Government will afford time for the discussion of the adjourned Motion to send the Land Values Assessment and Rating Kill to the Standing Committee on Law. Will the right hon. Gentleman also take into consideration the fact that the Committee on Law has now only one Bill before it.


I do not know that the consideration which the hon. Gentleman has just laid before me is relevant to the answer to the Question on the Paper. It is well known that the question of giving Government facilities to private Members' Bills is one that must be used with the utmost caution, and they can never be suffered to be used except in regard to Bills which command the general assent of both sides of the House. That is the rule which, I think, invariably obtains, and I do not think it can be departed from in the present case.