HC Deb 28 February 1882 vol 266 c1841

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, in view of the date for the marriage of H.E.H. the Duke of Albany being now fixed for April 20th, he can state on what day the Government intends to make a proposition to this House in relation thereto? The noble Viscount explained that since he gave Notice of the Question he understood the date had been altered, and he would therefore like to alter the Question accordingly from the 20th to some day in April.


The noble Viscount is right in supposing that the 20th is not the day that has been fixed. It will be a day in April; but a later day than the 20th. With regard to the Question itself, of course, when we think we see a convenient opportunity it will be our duty to make an announcement to the House at once. We must have some regard to the state of Business. We should not wish to introduce it in the midst of one of our entangled controversies. We do not anticipate any difficulty on that matter, and we hope to make a proposal upon a convenient and not distant day.

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