HC Deb 05 March 1883 vol 276 c1436

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether the Second Reading of the Affirmation Bill will be taken before Easter?


Sir, I think it would be for the convenience of the House to find as early a day as possible for taking the second reading of this Bill. At the same time, viewing the demands of other urgent Business, and especially the demands of Supply, I think it is but fair to say to the hon. Gentleman that we do not see any reasonable prospect of being able to proceed with the Bill before the Easter Recess. The pledge of my right hon. Friend that ample Notice shall be given of the second reading will be adhered to.