HC Deb 28 February 1883 vol 276 cc1148-9

said, he regretted that there had been no disposition to pay any attention to the appeal which he ventured to make, not in the interests of the Government, but of the progress of Public Business, and the convenience of the House itself, the debate on the Address might, if possible, be concluded to-day. That course was now impossible; the debate must be adjourned. He wished, however, to give Notice that it was proposed, with the permission of the House, to proceed at once, after the close of the debate, to take the next stage of Report. It would be impossible, as he had hoped, that Committee of Supply could be set up for to-morrow, and that must be deferred in any circumstances until Friday. In case the Report on the Address was concluded at a reasonable time to-morrow evening, the Government would propose to proceed with the Bills which stood on the Paper for to-morrow, in the order in which they now stood—namely, the Court of Criminal Appeal Bill, the Criminal Code (Indictable Offences Procedure) Bill, and the Parliamentary Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Practices) Bill.