§ MR. SEXTON (Belfast, W.)
I wish to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, in the event of the Belfast Franchise Bill coming down from the House of Lords to-day, If he will agree to have it set for Monday next, so as to obviate the necessity for a further adjournment of the Main Drainage Bill on Tuesday next?
§ THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)
I have not charge of the Bill, therefore it is not under my control. I hope it will be possible to put it down before the other Orders of the Day are considered in this House. On Tuesday I gave an engagement to the hon. Gentleman that if the Franchise Bill was not in this House before the Main Drainage Bill was considered, I would use my endeavours to get a further postponement of the latter.
§ MR. SEXTON
observed, that unless the Franchise Bill was considered and finally dealt with before the Main Drainage Bill came on on Tuesday, he should ask the right hon. Gentleman to consent to a further adjournment of the consideration of the Lords' Amendments to the Drainage Bill till Friday.