HC Deb 13 March 1885 vol 295 c1087

asked, Whether the Government would undertake not to bring on the Report of Supply at an hour when it would be impossible to discuss the various Resolutions? He made this request because most important Votes in Supply, including the Vote with respect to General Gordon and the Military and Naval operations in Egypt, had been taken that morning at an hour when they could not possibly be discussed.


replied, that, hemmed in as the Government were by the conditions of the law, they must be governed by the pleasure of the House in regard to the time when Supply and the Report thereon could be taken.