HC Deb 23 June 1876 vol 230 cc365-6

In the unavoidable absence of the Prime Minister, I wish to make a statement respecting the course of Public Business for the ensuing week. It is proposed to take the Navy Estimates on Monday, and in case they do not occupy the whole evening the Report of the Poor Law Amendment Bill will be taken afterwards. I am also anxious, if there should be time, to take the second reading of the Public Loans Bill, which is not a measure that need lead to much discussion, but upon which my right hon. Friend the President of the Local Government Board will make a statement which may be interesting in regard to the condition of local finance. On Tuesday morning, supposing the discussion on the Poor Law Amendment Bill Report to have been concluded on Monday, we propose to take the Poor Law (Scotland) Bill; but it will be necessary, first, to conclude the Report of the former Bill. Thursday is the day fixed for the resumption of the debate on the Land Tenure (Ireland) Bill, and on Friday morning we propose to take the Committee on the Appellate Jurisdiction Bill. The second reading of the Prisons Bill is fixed for July 3; but I cannot now say anything about the Education Bill.

And it being now Seven of the clock, the House suspended its sitting.

The House resumed its sitting at Nine of the clock.