HC Deb 13 May 1887 vol 314 cc1811-2
MR. J. E. ELLIS (Nottingham, Rushcliffe)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether, in view of the inconvenience to which the uncertainty in the matter is giving rise, he will now state definitely when the Motion to go into Committee on the Coal Mines, &c, Regulation Bill will be made?


(who replied) said: The Secretary of State regrets extremely that any inconvenience should have been caused in regard to the committal of this Bill. The Motion to go into Committee has been twice postponed at the request of hon. Members interested in the question. The Secretary of State will endeavour to arrange with my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House an opportunity for making this Motion before Whitsuntide; but the hon. Member must see that, in the present state of Public Business, it is not possible to give a more definite reply.