HL Deb 08 July 1880 vol 253 cc1865-6

expressed the hope that the Government would not overlook the Rivers Conservancy Bill, which was introduced in the late Parliament, and passed their Lordships' House, from whence it was sent down to the other House. The Bill was of a very important character, dealing as it did with the superintendence and dredging of rivers throughout the country, and providing for a general system of drainage. He did not expect that they could pass the Bill that Session, but he hoped that it would be dealt with next year.