HC Deb 07 August 1876 vol 231 c704

I wish to put a Question to the Home Secretary, of which I have given him private Notice. I see that the Prisons (Scotland) Bill is down on the Paper for this evening; but I hope that the right hon. Gentleman will agree to postpone the measure until the passing of the English Bill, in order that the people of Scotland may have the advantage of whatever provisions for local self-government are accorded to the people of England.


I thought it was already understood that the Bill was to stand over until the English Bill had at all events passed a second reading.