HC Deb 22 February 1881 vol 258 cc1529-30

said, he wished to appeal to the Prime Minister as to whether the right hon. Gentleman would not take into view the desirability of voting urgency with regard to the re- consideration of one or two measures which were carried hurriedly at the end of last Session? He desired to inquire whether the Prime Minister would not take into consideration, under the Urgency Rules, the repeal of the Grain Cargoes Act—a measure which had only just come into operation, and which had produced results which nobody anticipated and which nobody approved? ["Order!"] But that was not the only measure which—


The hon. Member is passing beyond the limits of a Question.


said, he did not wish to press the right hon. Gentleman now; but perhaps by Thursday he would reconsider this Question, as to measures which had been hastily passed last Session.


asked the Prime Minister if he would inform the House whether there was any truth in the rumour that the Government did not intend to proceed with the Arms Bill?


I have already said that I propose on Thursday to make a statement with respect to the course of Public Business. That being so, I hope the hon. Member will wait till then for a reply to his Question.