HC Deb 18 July 1879 vol 248 cc759-60

said, he wished to make an appeal to those hon. Gentlemen who had Motions on the Paper for the Evening Sitting. The Business of the afternoon was the consideration of the Report of Amendment on the Army Discipline Bill. In the event of that not being concluded by 7 o'clock, he should be glad if hon. Gentlemen would postpone the Motions of which they had given Notice, so as to allow the present stage of the Army Discipline and Regulation Bill to be completed in the evening. If hon. Members would accede to this appeal, it might not be necessary to ask the House to sit on Saturday; otherwise, they might be under the necessity of making that request.


said, he was the only Member present who had a Notice on the Paper. He was bound to say that, with every desire to assist the progress of Public Business, he would not feel it to be his duty to yield to the present request, unless the Government placed him in an equally favourable position for bringing the subject forward on some future occasion. The subject which stood in his name with reference to the release of Theodoridi was an important one, and one in regard to which he had three times unsuccessfully balloted for a place.