HC Deb 20 March 1873 vol 214 cc1945-6

In reply to Mr. J. LOWTHER,


said, the Public Business sot down for to-morrow night would be quite sufficient to occupy the House. On Monday the Government proposed to go into Supply, in order to enable the First Lord of the Admiralty to bring forward the Navy Estimates. The course of business on the following Thursday would in some degree depend upon the progress made on Monday next, as it would not be desirable that the right hon. Gentleman's statement on the Navy Estimates should be delayed longer than Thursday. It was hoped, however, that by the dinner-hour on Thursday the postponed Motions of private Members might conic on, and they would then, at all events, stand in a better position than when they came behind the Motion of his hon. Friend (Mr. Crawford).


thought his hon. Friend (Mr. J. Lowther) was entitled to ask the Government to place him in a position to bring forward his Motion on the Public Parks on an early day. He hoped the right hon. Gentleman would place him in a similar position to that which he occupied last Thursday in respect to his Motion.


said, he thought the best course to take would be to wait until Monday, in order to see what progress they then made with Public Business.


said, he hoped that the right hon. Gentleman would inform him on Monday on what day he would redeem his pledge to give an opportunity to all those hon. Members whose motions had been postponed at his request, of bringing them forward.