§ In reply to the Marquess of HARTINGTON,
§ GENERAL SIR GEORGE BALFOUR
asked the Secretary of State, When he intended to proceed with the Law of Hypothec Bill?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
said, it was rather difficult to say beforehand exactly what would be the course of Business. The difficulty of naming any Business for any day was that disappointment was caused if it was found necessary to make a change. What he proposed was this—The Civil Service Estimates would be the first Order on Monday. With regard to the Customs and Inland Revenue Bill, it was his intention to take that second. If it was intended to raise any general important discussion on the second reading of the Customs and Inland Revenue Bill, probably it ought not to be taken at an advanced hour on Monday. If there was no such intention, it ought to be taken on Monday. Suppose they took the second reading of the Customs and Inland Revenue Bill on Monday, Tuesday was open to private Members. On Thursday he wished to proceed with two important measures—the Army Discipline and Regulation Bill and the Public Works Loan Bill.