§ SIR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE
I wish to ask the Prime Minister, What is the course of Business for to-day, tomorrow, and Wednesday; and, whether it is intended still to proceed with the Court of Criminal Appeal Bill? I venture to hope that that will not be the case.
The intention certainly is to take the Court of Criminal Appeal Bill to-night. The Bill having passed through the Grand Committee, we feel it our duty, so far as depends upon us, to take the judgment of the House upon it. But we shall endeavour to bring the matter to an issue with as much rapidity as possible. To-morrow we propose to begin with the Amendments of the Agricultural Holdings (England) Bill, and then to submit the Medical Act Amendment Bill to the judgment of the House. On Wednesday we shall take the Indian Financial Statement. I, of course, except the stages of the Appropriation Bill.
§ SIR R. ASSHETON CROSS
said, he would renew the protest he had made on a former occasion, that at this period of the year it was impossible for the House properly to consider so important a measure as the Court of Criminal Appeal Bill.
§ MR. BUCHANAN
asked the right hon. Gentleman, whether the Government really intended to push through the 1367 Medical Act Amendment Bill this Session?
It will be for the House to say whether it should be passed through. We intend to ask the opinion of the House on the subject.
§ MR. BROADHURST
appealed to the hon. Members who were opposing the second reading of the Factories and "Workshops Acts Amendment Bill, whether they would withdraw that opposition in the interests of the working population who would be affected?
§ MR. BUCHANAN
rose on a point of Order, and called the Speaker's attention to the fact that in the Papers issued this morning there appeared Notices of certain Amendments on the Medical Act Amendment Bill, which had not yet passed through the second reading. He asked whether it was in Order that such Notices should appear on the Paper?
§ MR. SPEAKER
said, these Notices of Amendments had, no doubt, appeared quite inadvertently. They had now been withdrawn, and would not appear on the Paper until the Bill was read a second time.
§ MR. PLUNKET
desired to know whether it was intended to proceed with the Union Officers' Superannuation (Ireland) Bill?