§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Committee be deferred till Monday next."
§ MR. WARTON
asked what the Government meant by putting this Bill down for Monday next? It was distinctly promised to-day not to take the Bill until after the Easter Recess. It was a farce to put a Bill down when it was not to be taken.
§ MR. R. N. FOWLER
said, that all the Amendments to the Bill were circulated to Members to-day. If there was any desire for economy in printing, why should the Amendments be sent out when there was no possibility of the Bill coming on?
THE MARQUESS OF HARTINGTON
said, it was not considered probable that the Bill would be considered on Monday; but it was necessary to put it down for Monday in case the other arrangements fell through.
§ MR. WHITLEY
remarked, that the right hon. Gentleman the President of the Local Government Board (Sir Charles W. Dilke) had distinctly stated that he would not take the Bill again until the 13th of April, and consequently many Members interested had gone down to the country.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Committee deferred till Monday next.