HC Deb 19 July 1869 vol 198 cc157-8

said, he would beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, What Class of Estimates would next be considered? The House was last engaged upon Class II., and the next in order was Class III., upon which he (Mr. Newdegate) had given a very important Notice with reference to the interruption of the freedom of discussion. He found by the Orders that Class III. had been passed over, and that they were not to proceed with the remainder of Class II. He wished to know when it was intended to take Class III.?


said, in reply, that the practice now pursued with respect to the Estimates was conformable with the ordinary rule, which was to appoint a special period for the Education Vote, which usually led to an extended expression of opinion. The remaining Votes in Class II., and the Votes in Class III. would be resumed in their regular order after the Education Vote.


said, he would beg to ask the Prime Minister, When it will be convenient for him to state to the House the measures that the Government do not mean to persevere with; in other words, when the "slaughter of the innocents" is likely to take place?


Directly we know the course to be taken by Parliament with respect to the Irish Church Bill— which must be now considered quite a proximate event—the Government will announce the course they mean to take with regard to all other Bills of importance.