§ MR. A. SMITH
said, that after what had occurred on Friday evening he wished to ask the right hon. Gentleman the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the arrangement is to be adhered to with respect 1285 to not proceeding with opposed business after twelve o'clock?
THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
said, that was the understanding which had been arrived at for the general advantage of the House. Of course it was open to modification, if it was the prevalent opinion of the House that opposed business should be proceeded with after twelve o'clock. With respect to the motion to which the hon. Gentleman referred, and which was made on Friday evening, he could not suppose that when a Minister of the Crown brought forward a Bill, the only object of which was to carry into effect an award of a most learned Judge, that would ever come within the category of opposed business. That was the reason he brought the subject in question forward on Friday night.