HL Deb 19 July 1849 vol 107 cc556-7

wished to know whether the noble Earl opposite (the Earl of Carlisle) bad any intention of presenting the Public Health (Scotland) Bill during the present Session; and if not, whether he would undertake to introduce any measure early in the next Session, in order that it might be fully discussed, and come into operation as soon as possible? He regretted that the measure had not been brought in at an earlier period of the Session, for had it been passed it was probable that the visitation of cholera which had afflicted so many parts of the country lately might have been rendered less severe in its character by the operation of that Act.


participated in the regret which he knew that Lord Polwarth would feel on hearing that they were not likely to receive from the other House that Session a Health of Towns Bill for Scotland. That Bill had been introduced into the House of Commons, and had been referred to the consideration of a Select Committee. He hoped that it might still emerge from that Committee, and come down to their Lordships for discussion. Still, if the Members for Scotland should be of opinion that the Bill could not be passed during the present Session, he hoped that it would be one of the first objects discussed in the next Session of Parliament.