§ MR. SEXTON (Belfast, W., and Sligo, S.)
asked, Whether the Attorney General for Ireland proposed to take the second reading of the Disturbances at Belfast Inquiry Bill to-night? If so, at what hour?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. HOLMES) (Dublin University)
said, he would proceed with the Bill if it was reached at a reasonable time. Of course, that would depend on the course of the debate.
§ MR. SEXTON
Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman be good enough to indicate what he thinks reasonable time?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Lord RANDOLPH CHURCHILL) (Paddington, S.)
The hon. Member must be aware that there is a Notice of opposition to the Bill; therefore it cannot come on after half-past 12. If, as I hope, the debate on the Address should conclude to-night at a reasonable hour, then my right hon. and learned Friend will proceed with the Bill.