HC Deb 17 February 1908 vol 184 c458
MR. HERBERT (Buckinghamshire, Wycombe)

I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the fact that the superior landlord of the grounds of the Earl's Court Exhibition has seized all the goods exhibited on the stalls of the London and Paris Dress Exhibition by way of distress for rent due to him, not by the owner of those goods, but by his own tenant of the exhibition grounds; and whether the Government will adopt or give facilities for the short and uncontroversial Bill introduced by the hon. Member for South Bucks to amend the law of distress, which would put an end to such action.


No, Sir. At this period of the session the Government cannot undertake to provide facilities for private Members' Bills, however excellent their objects may be.