HC Deb 11 July 1878 vol 241 cc1246-7

asked, What Business would be taken to-morrow; and, whether it was still the intention of the Government to take the Intermediate Education (Ireland) Bill on Monday?


, in reply, said, the first Business to-morrow would be the continuation of the Highways Bill, and if it should not occupy the whole Sitting, the Admiralty and War Office (Retirement of Officers) Bill would probably be taken. On Monday it was proposed to take the second reading of the Intermediate Education (Ireland) Bill, and they would also put some Irish Estimates on the Table, in case there should be time to proceed with them. On Tuesday they proposed to take the Committee on the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Bill, and they hoped next week to begin to take the Wednesdays for Government Business, this being about the time of year when that course was adopted. He found that owing to the early meeting of Parliament there had been three more Wednesdays for non-official Buinesss this Session than last. And in the week following next they proposed also to take Tuesdays. If that was agreed to, they proposed to take the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Bill on the Tuesday morning and continue it on Wednesday.


With reference to the statement of the right hon. Gentleman on Public Business, I would beg to ask, Whether several Scotch Bills, and two Scotch Education Bills in particular, which have been on; the Paper for many days, will be now indefinitely postponed, or will come on at a time that will permit of their being discussed?


There are two Scotch Bills which I hope the House will pass. One is the Education (Scotland) Bill, and the other is the Endowed Schools and Hospitals (Scotland) Bill, which are intended to be proceeded with.