HC Deb 13 February 1866 vol 181 c450

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether he intends to bring on his measure for the Government of Jamaica on Thursday next? He suggested that neither the Jamaica Bill nor any other business ought to impede the progress of the Cattle Diseases Bill, and he trusted the Government would proceed with that Bill de die in diem.


said, he was entirely in the hands of the House in regard to this matter. It was certainly important that early provision should be made for the Government of the colony; but the Cattle Diseases Bill would have the precedence of other business on Thursday, and if the Bill relating to Jamaica should be called on at so late an hour that the House would be unwilling to hear his statement, he should not of course press it. He was, however, anxious that the Government of the colony should receive early legislation in that House.