§ MR. HICKS
asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether he is now prepared to inform the House what steps he intends to take, in accordance with his statement of 12th August 585 1881, to place the owners of small tenements in the same position as regards highway rates as they now are as regards poor rates, and in which they were as regards highway rates before the repeal of the Act 13 and 14 Vic. c. 99, by the Act 38 and 39 Vic. c. 66?
§ MR. DODSON
I had hoped to be able to deal with the question of the making and the collection of rates generally during the present Session; but, looking at the state of the Business before the House, I doubt whether I shall be able to do so. But if I should find later on that I cannot carry the larger object into effect, I shall not object to introduce a shorter Bill for the purpose mentioned in the Question.