§ SIR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE
I beg to ask the Prime Minister what will be the course of Business this week, when he proposes to go on with the Bankruptcy Bill, and how many nights will be devoted to Supply?
With regard to Supply, I may, perhaps, be rather sanguine; but I do not abandon the hope of its being finished on Thursday. I do not speak with confidence; but if it be not finished then, we may add a third day this week, because its postponement till Monday will necessarily involve a postponement of the Prorogation over next week. With regard to the Bills, we are anxious, after Supply to-night and before Thursday, to proceed with the Bills immediately before the House. I exclude those that have come down from the Lords. To-morrow the first Order will be the Parliamentary Registration (Ireland) Bill, and the second Order the Report of the Bankruptcy Bill. After that we shall proceed with the Tramways (Ireland) Bill and the Local Government (Scotland) Bill, assuming 283 that the National Debt Bill is disposed of this evening.