THE EARL OF SANDWICH
asked Her Majesty's Government, What they intend to do with the Rivers Conservancy and Floods Prevention Bill? It was a measure of great importance, and had been introduced year after year, but was now apparently no nearer passing than it ever was.
§ LORD CARLINGFORD (LORD PRESIDENT of the COUNCIL),
in reply, said, he had been in communication on the subject with his right hon. Friend, Mr. Dodson, who had charge of the Bill in the other House, and he was able to say that, although the pressure of Public Business had hitherto prevented the Bill's progress, the Government were anxious to proceed with it, if it wore possible, and had not abandoned all hope of passing it into law this Session.