§ MR. RITCHIE
asked, Whether the adjourned debate on the Parliamentary Oaths Bill could be taken after 12.30, in the event of any opposition being offered to the Bill?
§ MR. SPEAKER
said, that the Notice of Opposition that had been given applied only to the Motion of which the Attorney General had given Notice. The House was now engaged on an Order of the Day, altogether a different matter; and as there was no Notice of opposition to the Order of the Day, it could come on at any hour.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
wished for a definite expression from the Prime Minister, whether it was on the question of the Morning Sitting, or on this Bill, that he intended to take the feeling of the House? Was it that the Government meant to bring on the question of a Morning Sitting the next day, when the Order of the Day was read? He believed it was competent to the Government to adopt either course.
Sir, there is no intention on the part of the Government to bring in anything relating to the proposal of my hon. and learned Friend. The question of the Morning Sitting only will be considered to-night. In answer to Mr. ONSLOW,