§ SIR WALTER B. BARTTELOT
asked whether the Prime Minister would consent to the adjournment of the debate on the Parliamentary Oaths Bill at a reasonably early hour, in order to give time for the discussion of the Amendment of the hon. Member for Preston (Mr. Ecroyd) to the Customs and Inland Revenue Bill?
said, that he had | no reason to suppose that the debate on the Affirmation Bill would last beyond midnight, after which hour they could proceed to the consideration of the Bill mentioned by the hon. and gallant Baronet.
§ SIR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE
said, that a strong feeling was manifested the other night that a fair opportunity ought to be given to the hon. Member for Preston, who desired to bring forward an important Amendment to the second reading of the Customs and Inland Revenue Bill. If the discussion on the Parliamentary Oaths Bill were closed at a reasonable hour, there might be time for the discussion of the Amendment of his hon. Friend.