HC Deb 19 March 1868 vol 190 cc1892-3

said, he would beg to ask the First Minister of the Crown, If the Irish Reform Bill is certain of coming on that night?


The Motion of my noble Friend the Secretary for Ireland for leave to introduce the Irish Reform Bill stands on the Paper for this evening. There is an important Amendment on the Motion for going into Committee of Supply, and it is impossible to say how long the debate will last. The wish of the Government is to introduce the Bill if possible to-night; but they are in the hands of the House. If the debate lasts long, the introduction of the Irish Reform Bill must be postponed, but it shall be brought on upon the first day at their command.