HC Deb 13 May 1875 vol 224 cc586-7

asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, What course would be taken with regard to the Friendly Societies Bill?


asked what was the latest hour at which the second Order of the Day—the second reading of the National Debt (Sinking Fund) Bill—would be proceeded with, and whether under any circumstances the next two Orders—namely, the Committee on the Savings Banks Bill and the second reading of the Customs and Inland Revenue Bill—would be taken that evening? On Monday last the Secretary of State for War held out some hope that the Government would be able to state on what day the adjourned debate upon the Publication of Debates and the Exclusion of Strangers might be taken. Perhaps some information on the point could now be given, and perhaps also it could be stated whether it was the intention of the right hon. Gentleman at the head of the Government to move the Resolution of which he had given Notice.


said, with regard to the adjourned debate on the question of Privilege, that it must of course come on after the Whitsuntide holidays, and that he would communicate with the noble Lord with the object of fixing a day which would be convenient to the House.


intimated, with regard to the National Debt Bill, that he would not propose to take the second reading after half-past 10 o'clock, but that he hoped it would be reached at an earlier hour. As to the Savings Banks Bill, he thought it would be more convenient to have the Committee after the holidays. As regarded the Customs and Inland Revenue Bill, he was not aware that there was any opposition to it. A good many Amendments on the Friendly Societies Bill had been notified by himself and by other Members, and he thought it would be convenient to go into Committee pro formâ on that measure with a view to having it reprinted. If that was done, he would propose that the discussion should be taken on Monday, the 31st instant.