HC Deb 29 May 1883 vol 279 c1104

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, If the Government mean to take any steps, by proposing a Morning Sitting, or otherwise, with a view of enabling the House to proceed, on an early day, with the consideration of the important measure, mentioned in the Queen's Speech, dealing with the Universities of Scotland, and now awaiting a Second Reading?


Sir, I think it would be somewhat early for me to attempt to give any positive answer to this Question, at least in the shape of a reference to any particular form of arrangement; but we are, undoubtedly, very anxious to have this Bill relating to Scottish Universities passed, and we look upon it as one of the measures which ought to be carried, and might be carried, during the present Session.