Scottish Private Bill Legislation in working
Citation:Samuels, Arthur W. 'Scottish Private Bill Legislation in working'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XI Part LXXXIV, 1903/1904, pp270-285
Were it not for the fact that a Private Legislation Reform Bill for Wales, passed unanimously on the 25th March, 1904 its second reading in the House of Commons, and that not a single Irish Member brought forward the case of Ireland or claimed extension to this country of a similar measure, I should have to apologise to the Society for bringing the subject of Irish Private Bill Procedure Reform again before it. There is no necessity to prove how much it is wanted. Every one admits it is wanted. There is no necessity to prove how much Ireland suffers under the existing system. This will not bring about a reform. It pays certain politicians to have a grievance, and as the removal of the grievance would only be a hum-drum piece of practical legislation it does not pay other politicians to trouble themselves to remove it.
Keywords:Private Bill Legislation, Scotland
Publisher:Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Series/Report no:Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. XI Part LXXXIV 1903/1904
Description:Read April 21st April, 1904