MR. MAGNIAC (Bedford, N., Biggleswade)
asked the First Lord of the Treasury, When he proposes to take the East India Committee, and, if he cannot name a day, whether he will give reasonable notice of the day, when determined on; and, having regard to the great interest felt in the question by large and important trading and agricultural interests, whether he will take the Railway and Canal Traffic Bill on an early day; and, if so, on what day?
§ THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. E. GLADSTONE) (Edinburgh, Mid Lothian)
As regards the first branch of the Question, I am afraid that, owing to a difference of opinion which has unfortunately sprung up, and it not being in my power at this moment to assign a time for the discussion, the nomination must stand over for a short time; but due Notice will be given before it is proposed to take it. With regard to the second part, I am not able to form any estimate as to what we can do with regard to the Railway and Canal Traffic Bill until I see my way more perfectly, which I may be able to do after the sitting to-night with regard to the Crofters Bill.