HC Deb 15 July 1887 vol 317 c953
MR. BEADLAUGH (Northampton)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, in view of what happened in the House on the 9th of May, he will allow the Adjourned Debate on the Second Reading of the Oaths Bill to be taken before midnight?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. Smith) (Strand, Westminster)

I am sorry to say that, owing to the present state of Public Business, I am unable to comply with the hon. Member's suggestion and request. It is intended, if we are able to suspend the Government Business in sufficient time, to take the Truck Bill to-night.


said, that, while he admitted the Truck Bill was of wider importance, he would ask whether, in view of what took place when the Oaths Bill was under debate before, the Government did not think he had some claim for facilities being afforded him for getting the decision of the House on that Bill?


said, he did not think the hon. Gentleman could complain of any want of disposition on the part of the Government to afford him facilities for the consideration of the questions in which he took an interest; but he was afraid he could enter into no undertaking with respect to that measure.