HC Deb 05 March 1867 vol 185 c1370

said, that as a consider I able interval would elapse before the 18th instant, when the Reform Bill would be proceeded with, he wished to know what business was to be proceeded with in the meantime. Would the Army and Navy Estimates be brought on? It was advisable that the ground should be cleared before the consideration of the subject of Parliamentary Reform.


said, he wished to ask when the papers referring to the electoral statistics, submitted to the Members of the Cabinet, and alluded to by the noble Lord the Member for Stamford (Viscount Cranbourne) would be laid upon the table?


I have given direction for the J preparation of the papers, and I hope in a few days they will be in the hands of Members. With respect to the course of Public Business, I believe I may say that the Army Estimates will be moved on Thursday. If they are not moved, my right hon. Friend the President of the Poor Law Board will proceed with the Bill which stands in his name.