HL Deb 08 May 1888 vol 325 cc1601-2

asked Her Majesty's Government, Whether it is their intention, as far as it lies with them, to forward, and pass into law this Session, the important Bill for the amendment of the Lunacy Laws which, having already passed that House on three previous occasions, was sent down to "another place" on the 22nd of March this year?


said, he would also express an earnest hope that the passing of the Bill mentioned in the Question of the noble Earl might not be longer delayed.


said, it was difficult to answer the Question of the noble Earl, because he could not answer for the progress of Business in the other House, which must very much exercise the patience and discretion of his right hon. Friend the Leader of that House. He agreed that this was a topic quite removed from Party politics; and, although there was not perfect unanimity, yet he thought they might hope soon to settle it one way or the other.

ROCHESTER BISHOPRIC BILL [H.L.] A Bill for the better administering of the Diocese of Rochester—Was presented by The Lord Bishop of Rochester; read 1a. (No. 98.)

LAND CHARGES REGISTRATION AND SEARCHES BILL [H.L.] Moved, "That the Bill be referred to the Select Committee to which the Land Transfer Bill stands referred;" agreed to.(The Lord Hobhouse.) House adjourned at a quarter before Six o'clock, to Friday next, a quarter past Ten o'clock.