HC Deb 16 March 1905 vol 143 cc212-3
*COLONEL LEGGE (St. George's, Hanover Square)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the number of petitions presented to this House with regard to juvenile smoking; and whether [...]e will consider the advisability of introducing legislation on the subject. May I explain that when I put down the Question [...] was not aware that the hon. Member or North Camberwell was introducing [...] Bill on the subject. Perhaps, therefore, the right hon. Gentleman will only consider it necessary to reply to the first part of my Question.


My attention has been called to the petitions on the subject. I do not know that I can with advantage add to that bald statement of act.

*MR. THEODORE TAYLOR (Lancashire,Radcliffe)

Will the right hon. Gentleman give facilities for the discussion of my hon. friend's Bill. As it only deals, with juvenile smoking there is probably general agreement in its favour.


I do not think I can promise facilities for a private Bill, out if the principle is generally accepted, there should be little difficulty in passing it.

It being 2.55, the SPEAKER proceeded to interrupt Questions.