§ The Earl of LICHFIELD
said, that it was of considerable importance that the Orders in Council relative to the movement of cattle should be issued without delay, because on the 25th of March a great number of tenancies would expire throughout the country, and it was absolutely necessary that the farmers should be able to move their stock from one county to another. The Quarter Sessions, as their Lordships were aware, would meet almost immediately, and it would be necessary for them to make some alterations in their existing arrangements. It was absolutely indispensable, if such alterations were made, that they should be made with a knowledge of the Orders in Council, otherwise they might issue regulations which they might have to change immediately afterwards, in consequence of the Orders in Council. It was also important before their Lordships separated for the Easter holydays that the nature of the Orders in Council should be communicated to Parliament.
§ EARL GRANVILLE
said, he could not, of course, state what the Orders in Council would be, but as soon as they were framed they would be communicated 358 to Parliament. He could assure their Lordships that the Government were not losing a moment, nor would they lose a moment, in endeavouring to frame the necessary Orders.