HC Deb 19 June 1876 vol 230 cc8-9

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, On what day he proposes to move the Sessional Order which stood upon the paper of business on the 13th instant, and was then dropped by the adjournment of the House?


I regret that the adjourned debate on the Sessional Order became a dropped Order, but my hon. Friend must feel that at this period of the Session, and in the present state of Public Business, it is extremely difficult to make an arrangement such as he intimates, but I will bear it in mind. Perhaps the House will permit me to state now what I consider the most convenient order of the Business for the present week. I propose if the Education debate is finished, and no doubt it will be finished to-night, to proceed with the Report of the Poor Law (England) Bill. On Tuesday morning I propose to take the Report on the Commons Bill, and then go on with the Irish Jurors Bill. On Thursday we will take, if the House permits us, the second reading of the Prisons Bill; on Friday morning the Irish Judicature Committee; and on Monday we will take the Navy Estimates. It was my hope, certainly it was my intention, that Monday might be devoted to Scotch Business; but through the interposition of the perfervidum ingenium of Scotch Members we lost our chance of the Navy Estimates the other night, and therefore all I can say is that, proceeding with the Navy Estimates on Monday, I shall take the earliest opportunity practicable of devoting the public time to Scotch Business.


said, the University Bills were omitted from the measures mentioned. When were they to be taken?


wished to know when the Appellate Jurisdiction Bill would be proceeded with?


I confined my remarks, in the programme I laid before the House, to the Business of the coming week, and I will not venture to pursue the speculation further. As to the University Bills and the Appellate Jurisdiction Bill, they will, as soon as possible, occupy attention. Certainly they will not be neglected.


hoped the Prisons Bill would not be taken on Thursday. Next week the quarter sessions would be held, and he thought it would hardly be fair to proceed with the Bill before it received consideration throughout the country. He asked the right hon. Gentleman to name a later day.


said, he would consider the point, and state to-morrow the course the Government would pursue.