HC Deb 16 May 1887 vol 315 c226

Order for Committee read.

MR. J. E. ELLIS (Nottingham, Rushcliffe)

I rise to appeal to the Government in the very strongest manner in regard to this Bill. Considering the large number of people who are interested in it, its extreme importance, and the unexpected way in which the second reading was taken, I wish to ask the Government whether they will not put it down for some date when we can have an adequate discussion upon it? I do not see that it is possible to have such adequate discussion this side of Whitsuntide, and in the absence of any assurance that they will give us facilities before Whitsuntide, I beg to move that the order be postponed until the 9th of June, which, I believe, is the Thursday immediately after the re-assembling of the House.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Committee be deferred till Thursday 9th June."—(Mr. J. E. Ellis.)

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

If it is the wish of hon. Gentlemen that the Order should be definitely postponed until the 9th of June, the Government will offer no objection.

Question put, and agreed to.