that the great measure of next session will, in all probability, be a Local
Government Bill of a comprehensive character, for which there is more necessity
in England than in Scotland.
There is a great scheme in preparation, and not far from completion dealing
with municipal reform in London. That measure is much wanted, and will
materially affect the well being of a population of four millions, who are living
under the most anomalous rule of any population in Europe.
Among other subjects likely to be brought forward are a Bankruptcy Bill,
Patent Laws, and a Corrupt Practices Bill.