§ SIR GEORGE CAMPBELL
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, If he can give an assurance that the only Scotch Bill which Her Majesty's Government have expressed the intention of carrying forward, the Secretary for Scotland Bill, shall not be further postponed till the Land Purchase (Ireland) Bill, and other Bills which have come or may come from the other House of Parliament later than the Secretary for Scotland Bill, and so be endangered for want of time?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH)
said, he might remind the hon. Gentleman that the second reading of the Scotch Secretary Bill had already been taken, 249 so that it had naturally some precedence over the Land Purchase Bill, which was not in such a favourable position. The Government would do what they could to meet the convenience of Scotch Members.