§ MR. GIBSON
I wish to ask a Question as to the course of Public Business. The Chief Secretary stated a few nights ago that he would state to-day on what occasion he would present the Bill, and make a statement with reference to the Purchase Clauses of the Land Act. In the event of its being Tuesday, I would like to know whether the speech will be made, and the Bill presented on the Motion for Adjournment?
Yes, Sir; the proposal is that the subject should be introduced on Monday night for the purpose of making it an Order of the Day, not for the purpose of statement or 1011 discussion, and that then it should become the first Order on Tuesday.
§ In reply to Lord JOHN MANNERS,
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. CHILDERS)
said, that the first Business that evening would be the Vote on Account; the second, the Civil Service Estimates; and the third, the National Debt Bill, which, however, would not be taken after 11 o'clock.
§ MR. BUCHANAN
asked the Prime Minister, Whether it was the intention of the Government that the House should adjourn after the Morning Sitting on Tuesday, or whether there should be an Evening Sitting on that day? His reason for asking the question was because his hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow (Dr. Cameron) had the first Notice of Motion on the Paper for Tuesday with reference to the Report of the Crofters' Commission.
presumed that the House would wish to adjourn after the Morning Sitting on Tuesday. If they met in the evening, and that incident were to happen which was not altogether unknown, there would be a necessity for the House to meet on Wednesday.
§ SIR WALTER B. BARTTELOT
asked whether the Army Estimates would be taken immediately after Whitsuntide or not?
said, he was unable at present to fix another day for proceeding with the Army Estimates.