§ SIR MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH (Bristol, W.)
asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, in view of the importance and interest of the Debate on the Second Reading of the Government of Ireland Bill, he will, in accordance with precedent, propose that it should be continued de die in diem, except on Wednesday, until it is concluded?
§ THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. E. GLADSTONE) (Edinburgh, Mid Lothian)
This is is a matter in respect of which I am not able as yet to form a forecast of what the desire may be for a prolonged debate. But probably on Monday I may be in a position to form that forecast, and it will be the duty of the Government then to consider the subject, and very probably to make a proposal in the direction which the right hon. Gentleman has indicated.