said, that he objected to postpone the order for the Second Reading of this Bill, on the ground that Government were in a very different position from private Members. The Government could fix the business as they pleased, but a private Member had no such advantage.
§ SIR GEORGE GREY
said, the House would meet again to-day at twelve, and it was rather hard, after sitting at twelve yesterday, to keep hon. Members there until two or three in the morning. It was only 1658 reasonable that after twelve o'clock they should not proceed with Bills which were likely to be opposed.
MR. H. BERKELEY
said, that the Civil Service Superannuation Bill was viewed by the country with deep interest. He hoped that an opportunity would be given for its discussion.
THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
remarked that the Government were disposed to give a day, but they were unable at the present moment to fix any time.
MR. SEYMOUR FITZGERALD
hoped that the noble Lord would not be content unless the Government named a particular day for the discussion of his Bill.
§ VISCOUNT GALWAY
suggested to the Government that they might easily get over the difficulty by agreeing to the second reading.
THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER,
said, that as Thursday morning next seemed to be unoccupied, the discussion on the Civil Service Superannuation Bill might be taken then.
§ Second Reading deferred till Thursday next, at twelve o'clock.
§ The House adjourned at a Quarter before Two o'clock.