HC Deb 20 February 1880 vol 250 cc1158-9

said, the Notice he had given for that evening in regard to the Business of the House was now precluded by the hour from discussion. He wished to put a Question to the Government; and an answer to it would, he believed, be acceptable to a very large number of Members in that House. He wished to ask the right hon. Gentleman the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether Her Majesty's Government would make any proposition to that House on the subject of the Notice which stood in his name, or would they give him a day upon which he could proceed with the Notice he had prepared?


Her Majesty's Government, having considered the Motion of my hon. Friend upon the Paper, had determined to abide the discussion of that proposition. Circumstances, however, having prevented his Motion being brought forward to-night, and as I think there might be some difficulty in finding conveniently a day to bring it forward, I think it would be a preferable course that the Government should bring forward a Motion themselves; and I shall on Monday next give a Notice to that effect.