§ MR. OSWALD
hogged to ask the hon. Member for North Warwickshire what day he proposed to fix on for resuming the debate on the Maynooth question?
§ MR. SPOONER
replied that it was not optional with him to fix any day for the purpose; he should now wait until in the course of business it came to his turn to bring on the question.
§ MR. NEWDEGATE
declared his intention to take the sense of the House on the Motion of his hon. Colleague, when the debate was resumed. The hon. Gentlemen who desired to speak on the question had every opportunity given to them to discuss it, but there appeared to be a distinct understanding amongst some hon. Members that they would defeat the question not by a direct vote, but by a system of factious opposition. The proceedings of that morning justified that opinion, and the hon. Member for Salford (Mr. Brotherton) favoured that attempt to quash the discussion of the question. But that attempt would not succeed, and whenever the dropped notice for an inquiry into Maynooth came on, he would ask the opinion of the House on the Motion for inquiry, and divide the House against any further adjournment of the debate.
§ MR. CHISHOLM ANSTEY
trusted that the hon. Member for Salford would not persist in his Motion of adjournment. He wished the Maynooth question to be brought to a decision as soon as possible, and would be no party to getting rid of it by a sidewind. Were they to let five or six other orders drop in order to escape this one? It was most important that there should be a decision before the dissolution.
§ MR. BROTHERTON
denied that it was his wish to get rid of any question; his object was to get rid of the House after a fourteen hours' sitting. If they proceeded with the Orders of the Day, they could not get away before four o'clock.
§ Motion made, and Question, "That this House do now adjourn," put, and agreed to.
§ The House accordingly adjourned at half-past One o'clock.