HC Deb 04 April 1867 vol 186 cc1104-5

said, he would beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, If it is his intention to propose that the House should proceed with the Debate on the Motion to go into Committee on the Bill to amend the Representation of the People, or the Amendments thereto, on Tuesday next, and to proceed thereafter with the Bill de die in diem, on time nights reserved to private Members as well as on Government nights, in the event of hon. Members who have Motions on the Paper consenting to waive their right to precedence on those nights?


, in reply, said, the Government would take every step in their power to advance the progress of the Bill, for the improvement of the Representation of the People; but of course it would be the utmost presumption in him to interfere with the privileges of Private Members on the nights devoted to them. He would leave the exercise of the enjoyment of that privilege to their discretion.


said, he for one would not waive his claim.