HC Deb 13 April 1877 vol 233 c1078

In reply to Mr. CHILDERS and Mr. BERESFORD HOPE,


said, that as the wish had been expressed that there should be a discussion of the Budget in Committee of Ways and Means, and not, as he suggested, upon the Second Reading of the Customs and Inland Revenue Bill, and as it would be convenient to proceed uninterruptedly with the Universities Bill when once the consideration of it was entered upon, it was proposed to take the Committee of Ways and Means on Monday. If that discussion went off quickly, the Public Works Loans Bill might be taken afterwards; but he was afraid there was little probability of this, and he was afraid there was little chance of the Universities Bill being taken after the discussion on the Budget. The Mutiny Bill must be gone on with before any other Business.