§ MR. LAWSON
asked the First Lord of the Treasury, If he will instruct the Select Committee to be appointed to inquire into the terms of occupation and the compensation for improvements possessed by the occupiers of town houses in Great Britain and Ireland, to include the Leaseholds Enfranchisement Bill in their examination?
§ THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. E. GLADSTONE),
in reply, said, the idea was thrown out in a recent discussion on an Irish Bill, and such an intimation as that suggested would be a large addition to the field of inquiry of that Committee. He did not say that there would be anything wrong in it; but he would have to know a little more of the views of the House before he would be prepared to give a pledge. He thought, however, that a private Member might very fairly give Notice of a Motion enlarging the scope of the Committee in the manner indicated by the hon. Member. If he did so, it would receive careful attention.