§ SIR GEORGE GREY
said, he wished to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether he intends to proceed with the Bill that evening? The provisions of the Bill would require very careful consideration before they received the sanction of the House, and must give rise to a lengthened discussion. Under these circumstances, he scarcely thought that the right hon. Gentleman really intended to move the second reading of the Bill that night.
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
Sir, as far as this Bill is concerned, my only object is to consult the convenience of the House, and I am anxious that its provisions shall be fully discussed. I believe that in bringing forward the Bill to-night I was only fulfilling a personal pledge. It would be rather inconvenient for me to fix any particular day after the holydays for bringing it forward.