HC Deb 19 August 1887 vol 319 c1114

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

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

said, it would be rather dangerous to overload the particular day on which it was suggested to take the Scotch Business, if the Criminal Law (Scotland) Procedure (No. 2) Bill could be dealt with at any other time. Certainly, this Bill would not be taken at 3 o'clock in the morning if there was the slightest probability of any discussion upon it.