HC Deb 19 July 1870 vol 203 cc508-9

appealed to hon. Gentlemen who had Motions on the Paper to postpone them, so that the Report on the Education Bill might be finished that night. That measure was of the greatest importance, and it had received the support of both sides of the House. The Government had spared no efforts to pass it through its final stage; but they had failed to pass the Report at the Morning Sitting, and unless it could be done that night the third reading could not take place before Monday next, and it would not reach the House of Lords till that day. He, therefore, appealed to the kindness, and, indeed, to the patriotism of hon. Gentlemen to postpone the Motions that stood in their names.


, who had given Notice of a Motion on the Metropolitan Police Force, said, he regretted to find that both the Prime Minister and the Speaker were absent in consequence of the long and exhaustive Sittings of the House. After the appeal of the Home Secretary, and in the hope that a Select Committee would be appointed early next Session to inquire into the constitution, &c., of the Metropolitan Police Force, he should withdraw his Motion.