§ MR. LEA
I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that, although the Government has now been in office for over eighteen months, nothing has yet been done as regards the legislative reforms needed for the metropolis; and can he hold out any hope that any of the following measures will be introduced either this session or next, and, if so, which, viz., Registration Reform and Extension of the Hours of Polling, with all London elections to be held on the same day, the restoration of an ad hoc authority to have charge of London's education, Taxation of Ground Values, and an Amendment of The Unemployed Workmen's Act, 1905.
I beg also to ask the Prime Minister whether he is aware that dissatisfaction exists in London owing to the fact that the Equalisation of Rates Bill, promised in the King's Speech last year, was not introduced last year; and whether he can hold out any hope that it will be introduced this year.
§ SIR H. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
We are well aware of the importance of these questions affecting London, and I can assure the hon. Member that they are not being neglected.