§ VISCOUNT CRANBORNE (Lancashire, N. E., Darwen)
said, in view of the extraordinary hour to which the House was kept sitting by the Government this (Friday) morning, he should like to ask the hon. Baronet the Member for the Barnard Castle Division of Durham, After what hour he would not proceed with the Committee stage of this Bill?
§ SIR JOSEPH PEASE (Durham, Barnard Castle)
, in reply, said he quite hoped to be able to make some kind of progress with the Bill to-night, and he hoped the House would be disposed to extend to him the indulgence which had been granted to other private Members, who had great difficulty in advancing their Bills under existing circumstances. Of course, he should consult the convenience of the House as to the hour; but as the place occupied by the Bill on the Orders of the Day was tolerably near the top of the Paper he hoped it might be reached at a reasonable time.