HC Deb 11 August 1887 vol 319 cc83-4

In reply to Mr. MUNDELLA. (Sheffield, Brightside) and Mr. BRYCE (Aberdeen, S.),

THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

said, he understood it would be a convenience to the House that the Lords' Amendments to the Irish Land Law Bill, if there were any, should be taken to-morrow at a quarter past 4 o'clock. The Government were exceedingly anxious that the Amendments of the Lords should be considered with as little delay as possible, and be understood that no objection would be made to them in that House. It would be convenient, probably, that the Education Vote should be taken on Saturday. He should be glad, if it were possible, to take the Diplomatic Vote on Saturday; but he was afraid there would be no chance of doing so. He proposed, unless urgent Business intervened, to take it as the first Business after the Coal Mines, &c. Regulation Bill had passed through Committee. That Bill stood for Monday, and he was anxious to keep an engagement entered into many days ago with the Members representing mining districts. He hoped the House would get through the Bill with fair rapidity. The Customs and Inland Revenue Estimates would be taken in their order, and their order was last.

In reply to Mr. BUCHANAN (Edinburgh, W.),


said, if there was time the Scotch Education Vote would be taken on Saturday, following the English Vote.

In reply to Sir GEORGE CAMPBELL (Kirkcaldy, &c),


said, the remainder of the Scotch Votes would be taken before the Irish Votes.

In reply to Mr. F. S. POWELL (Wigan),


said, that he was under the strongest pledge to the House to take the Coal Mines, &c. Regulation Bill de die in diem.

MR. J. G. TALBOT (Oxford University)

asked at what hour the Saturday Sitting would close?


said, he thought it would be for the convenience of the House that the Sitting should terminate on Saturday at 6 o'clock, and he should move that the Standing Order regulating Wednesday Sittings should also apply to Saturday Sittings.