HC Deb 24 August 1887 vol 319 cc1685-6
SIR GEORGE CAMPBELL (Kirk-caldy, &c.)

said, he should like to ask the First Lord of the Treasury a Question with regard to the course of Scotch Business that day. The right hon. Gentleman gave a very specific pledge that the Scotch Members should be consulted as to the order in which the Scotch Bills should be placed on the Paper; but, so far as he knew, not one of the Scotch Members had been consulted on the matter. Unfortunately, the Lord Advocate was absent at the time, and the promise must have been forgotten, for on looking at the Paper that day——


Order, order! The hon. Gentleman is only entitled to ask a Question.


said, the Question was, whether the right hon. Gentleman had borne in mind that pledge, and had he ascertained the views of the Scotch Members?

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

, in reply, said, that to the best of his belief the order in which the Scotch Bills were on the Paper was in accordance with the views of the Scotch Members. ["No, no!"] Well, he was sorry that it was not so.


said, a specific pledge had been given, but not kept.