§ MR. CHILDERS (Edinburgh, S.)
I beg to ask the hon. Gentleman the Secretary to the Treasury, What will be the Business of the House to-morrow?
§ SIR JOSEPH PEASE (Durham, Barnard Castle)
I observe that the Coal Mines Bill has been set down for to-morrow, and I wish to ask whether the Government intend to take it then or not? [Cries of "From day to day."]
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. JACKSON) (Leeds, N.)
I can only say what the order of Business will be to-morrow. The first Order will be the consideration of the Lords' Amendments to the Irish Land Bill; the second will be the Coal Mines Bill; and 914 the third Order will be the Truck Bill.
§ MR. CHILDERS
What time will the Allotments Bill be taken on Friday? I understand that a promise has been, made to take it on Friday.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. RITCHIE) (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)
I was not aware there was any definite promise to take the Allotments Bill on Friday night. I think it was only said that it was likely to be taken; but the right hon. Gentleman the First Lord of the Treasury (Mr. W. H. Smith) has promised to make a statement with regard to Public Business to-morrow.
§ MR. ARTHUR O'CONNOR (Donegal, E.)
I beg to ask, whether it is not the fact that the Government undertook that the Coal Mines Bill should be the first Order from day to day until it was disposed of?
§ MR. JACKSON
Her Majesty's Government anticipated that the Coal Mines Bill would not take more than, two nights, and they were much disappointed that it was not finished on, Tuesday. As three days have been occupied by the Bill I think the Government have done everything that was incumbent on them and in their power.
§ MR. CHILDERS
the right hon. Gentleman the First Lord of the Treasury has suggested that boa. Members shall allow the Committee to be finished as soon as possible and bring forward their Amendments on the Report, and no answer has as yet been made to that suggestion. I hope I am not doing wrong in expressing the hope that hon. Members on this side of the House will take the advice of the right hon. Gentleman, the First Lord of the Treasury.
§ House adjourned at one minute before Six o'clock.