Samuels, Arthur W. 'Irish Private Bill Legislation: a tribunal'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. X LXXIX, 1898/1899, pp379-382b
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. X Part LXXIX 1898/1899
The demands which the Irish Local Government Bill made upon
the time of Parliament last session rendered it impossible to expect
that the Government could introduce the bill for the reform
of Irish Private Bill Legislation, which was mentioned in the
Queen's Speech for the year 1897. This reform has been advocated
by the Irish Press of all politics, and has been constantly
and urgently demanded for now nearly half a century by the
Irish public. It is one of the most crying of our needs. The
industrial progress of Ireland has been blasted by the present
system. Municipal improvement has been retarded and prevented.
Thousands and thousands of pounds that might have
been expended on sanitation, or the beautifying and improving
of cities and towns, have been wasted by this deplorable and
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