HC Deb 05 April 1887 vol 313 cc617-8

I beg to move the adjournment of the House.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House do now adjourn."—(Mr. Jackson.)

MR. SEXTON (Belfast, W.)

May I ask what will be the course of Business on Thursday? The right hon. Gentleman the Leader of the House told us that the usual course on occasions of adjournment for the holidays would foe followed.


The right hon. Gentleman said the usual course would be followed. Inquiries have since been made as to what the usual course is, and the right hon. Gentleman finds that there is no rule—that the Motion for adjournment is taken either at the commencement or at the close of the day's proceedings. The right hon. Gentleman is anxious to consult the convenience of the House; and on an understanding being arrived at as to what would be most convenient to the House, the Motion for adjournment will be agreed to either at the commencement of the proceedings on Thursday or at the end. Probably some understanding may foe arrived at to-morrow as to the best course to follow.

DR. CLARK (Caithness)

May I foe allowed to point out that there are two measures which we have obtained leave to introduce that we wish to have read a first time.

Motion, by leave, withdrawn.