HC Deb 15 March 1887 vol 312 c378
MR. MARK STEWART (Kirkcudbright)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether the Government would give him an opportunity after Easter to discuss the important question, upon which he had a Motion on the Paper, of higher agricultural education, and the desirability of carrying out a series of experiments, in order to ascertain on what points the British agriculturist could most successfully compete with the foreign producer?

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

I wish to express my great regret that the prolonged discussion on the Rules of Procedure renders it impossible for the House to discuss the important question of which my hon. Friend has given Notice, and many other questions and Bills on the Notice Paper. I can enter into no engagement with my hon. Friend as to Public Business after Easter. It must be for the House itself to make such progress with the necessary Business of the country as to enable questions of this great importance to be adequately discussed.