§ MR. ASHBURY
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, If he intends to proceed with the Friendly Societies Bill on Thursday next; and, if not, whether it is likely to be taken before Whitsuntide?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
, in reply, said, he thought there was no chance of the Bill being proceeded with on Thursday next, as that day had been set apart for the discussion of the financial measures of the Government, and he took it for granted that the evening would be occupied with them. He was anxious to proceed with the Bill, and, if possible, to bring it on before Whitsuntide; but at present he was unable to fix a day when it would be taken.