HC Deb 01 June 1877 vol 234 cc1180-1

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether it was the intention of the Government that the Universities Bill should be taken on Monday, and what would be the probable order of Business next week?


Sir, it is intended to take the Universities Bill as the First Order of the Day on Monday next, and I hope we may be able to finish the Committee on the Bill that night. We propose on Tuesday to begin Morning Sittings, and the next Order after the Universities Bill is finished will be the Report on the Prisons Bill. If the Universities Bill is not finished on Monday, we shall take it as the First Order on Tuesday morning. I may also take this opportunity of saying that it would be for the convenience of the House that Public Business should henceforth begin at a quarter-past instead of half-past 4 o'clock, and that we propose it shall do so.