HC Deb 26 February 1886 vol 302 cc1393-4

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether he will arrange that the Motion of the honourable Member for Sligo, which he has put down as an Amendment on going into Supply tonight, shall come on for early discussion?


Well, Sir, that is an addition to the Question which will be embraced in the answer I have to make. Looking to the state of the Paper, it is perfectly possible that the question may be raised to-night; but I am bound to say, having considered the question whether the Government time should be given for such a purpose, that, while I am very sensible of the motives which lead the noble Lord to desire, quite legitimately, I think, that an early opportunity should be taken to discuss the Motion, and that it should come on at a time when a decision may be arrived at. I do not think it is a matter with which the Government can interfere by surrendering a portion of its time.


I beg to state that I do not intend to call attention to this question, except in such a manner and at such a time as will enable me to take the sense of the House upon it.