HC Deb 09 August 1905 vol 151 cc792-3

To ask the President of the Local Government Board, in the case of the Local Government Provisional Older (Poor Law) (No. 2) Bill, relating to the Southampton incorporation, which has parsed this House after a discussion before a Committee, and to which there is no opposition in the House of Lords, whether the Government will offer every facility to the Bill passing this session, and so avoid a repetition of the inquiry and the attendant expenses which would be occasioned if the Bill has to be re[...]eard next session.

(Answered by Mr. Gerald Balfour.) I regret that it should not be practicable for the Provisional Order relating to the Southampton incorporation to be confirmed during the present session, owing to the insertion of a clause in the confirming Bill, at the instance of the opponents to the Order, which the Local Government Board are unable to accept.