HC Deb 19 June 1873 vol 216 c1172

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether he will move the Second Reading of the Education Act Amendment Bill on Monday next; and, if so, whether he will place that Bill on the Paper as the first Order of the Day, in order that there may be time for a full discussion of the measure?


in reply, said, that, as the Question related to the general Business of the House, he should prefer answering it in place of his right hon. Friend. It was not the intention of the Government to bring forward this measure on Monday night in consequence of its being doubtful whether the necessary attendance of hon. Members for discussing the Bill fully could be secured. It was proposed to take the remaining Votes in the Army Estimates, and subsequently, if time permitted, to take the Education Vote. The Education Act Amendment Bill would be brought forward again as soon as possible, but just at present it was necessary that some further progress should be made with the business in hand. Care would be taken to fix a convenient day for taking the Bill.