§ MR. HENLEY
said, he would beg to ask what business the Government proposed to take on Friday next?
§ MR. MILNER GIBSON
said, that as Friday next had been restored to the Government, he thought it not improper upon his part to claim that day from them for the consideration of the Oath of Abjuration Bill. He had waited very patiently from time to time, for a day on which he could proceed with that measure, and as Friday seemed to be going a begging to some extent, he wished to ask the noble Lord at the head of the Government whether he would place that day at his disposal?
§ SIR WILLIAM CLAY
said, that before the noble Lord answered that question, he felt bound to put in his claim to that day for the consideration of the Church Rates Bill.
§ VISCOUNT PALMERSTON
said, that Friday had been already engaged by his right hon. Friend the Secretary for the Home Department for the Police Bill. He would endeavour to give his right hon. Friend the Member for Manchester (Mr. M. Gibson) another day for the consideration of the Oath of Abjuration Bill. He thought that Bill, relating as it did to their own internal constitution, had a prior claim on their notice to the Church Rates measure.