HC Deb 03 December 1867 vol 190 c545

said, that there were upon the Paper three Orders of the Day none of which were likely to lead to protracted discussion. Two of these Orders were the Income Tax Bill and the Consolidated Fund Bill, both of which, having gone through all former stages, now stood for third reading. There was no reason to suppose that there would be any long discussion with regard to these Bills. The third Order of the Day was the Totnes, &c. Writs Bill, the object of which was to correct a slight oversight in the Reform Act of last Session, and he did not apprehend that any difficulty would be raised with reference to it. Under these circumstances, it would be a considerable convenience to the other House of Parliament if these Orders should be taken first and the Bills sent up without delay. He did not apprehend that those Gentlemen who had Notices on the Paper would be very much delayed, and he would therefore suggest that the Orders of the Day take precedence of Notices of Motion.

Motion made, and agreed to.