§ MR. CARBUTT
asked the Prime Minister, Whether there was to be a Saturday Sitting this week—["No, no!"]—and, if so, whether he would take into consideration that they had already given one day and nearly the whole of another day to Scotch questions, and give facilities for an English Bill which had come down from the Lords—the Married Women's Property Bill?
said, that the object of a Saturday Sitting, the progress of the Electric Lighting Bill, would, he understood, be accomplished, and there was, therefore, no intention to propose a Saturday Sitting.
§ SIR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE
inquired what would be the arrangement with regard to the second Order of the Day—the East India (Expenses of Military Expedition to Egypt) debate. Would it be taken as the first Order on Monday?
said, the Tax Bill was the first Order for to-day, after which they intended to take the East India Vote if the Tax Bill were disposed of in the Morning Sitting. If it was not so disposed of, and if the East India Vote could not come on at a reasonable hour after Supply at the Evening Sitting, that Vote would be put down as the first Order for Monday. With respect to the Tax Bill, in deference to the wishes of a body of Gentlemen who were interested in it, it was arranged that it should not be carried beyond the 4th clause to-day.
MR. JOSEPH COWEN
asked whether the Government had absolutely decided to abandon the clause with regard to the Carriage Tax?