HC Deb 27 May 1919 vol 116 cc1014-5
45. Lieut.-Colonel A. MURRAY

asked the Prime Minister whether he is yet in a position to make a statement regarding the introduction of the Forestry Bill; and, if not, whether he will be in a position to do so next week?

Mr. BONAR LAW (Leader of the House)

It is proposed to introduce this Bill in another place at an early date.

Lieut.-Colonel MURRAY

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that over forty questions have been put down on this subject and that no satisfactory answer has been given?


Will the right hon. Gentleman say why this measure is being introduced in another place?


The reason is obvious. It is because that is considered to be the best way of dealing with it in the time, and we think that time will be saved by introducing it in that way.

Lieut.-Colonel MURRAY

Is this not a proof that the present system is breaking down?


It is a proof of the fact which is obvious that we have a great deal of work to do this Session, and that is all.