HL Deb 21 February 1884 vol 284 cc1539-40

asked, Whether it is intended to introduce the Floods Prevention Bill in the House of Lords? There were many reasons why it should be so, as the Bill was one which raised no Party feelings, and had more than once been introduced into their Lordships' House. It was not likely that a favourable opportunity for introducing it into the other House would soon present itself, and there would be considerable danger of its not reaching their Lordships till a very late date, when it would be impossible to give it that careful consideration which it deserved.


said, he regretted that he could not give an answer to the Question. But the Government were fully aware of the importance of the question, and as soon as the state of Public Business would permit, were fully determined to bring in a Bill on the subject during the Session; but he was unable to state definitely in which House.


said, that, if, the Bill did not reach their Lordships by the 15th of July, he should move its rejection, on the ground that there would not be sufficient time to consider it.