HL Deb 28 March 1887 vol 312 c1590

Seeing the noble Earl the Lord Privy Seal in his place, I would ask him a Question of which I have given him private Notice—namely, When the Irish Land Bill will be printed and circulated among the Members of your Lordships' House? Also, I desire to ask him, if he is able to state the time when the Government will take the second reading?


In reply to my noble Friend I beg to say that, in pursuance of Notice already given, I propose to explain to your Lordships the Irish Land Bill of the Government on Thursday next. If it should be the pleasure of the House to read the Bill a first time, it will be printed and circulated immediately, and will, I think, be in the hands of your Lordships a day or two after that. In regard to the second reading, it is impossible for me to fix a day this evening; but I may say that it is the wish of the Government to proceed with the measure as soon as possible after the Easter Recess.