HC Deb 28 February 1881 vol 258 c1874

wished to know if it was the intention of the Government to take the Thames River Bill to-morrow?


said, it would be inconvenient, in the present state of Public Business, to interpose a Private Bill between the other Business which the House had to consider. He therefore proposed to postpone the Thames River Bill until Friday next; but, unless the state of Public Business was then more favourable than it was at present, he could not hold out any hope that the measure would be proceeded with on that day.


said, as the measure was one of great importance, he hoped the second reading would be put off until after Easter.


could not adopt the suggestion; but he hoped that, on Friday, he should be able to state what course he would adopt. At all events, he would not bring the Bill on without ample Notice.