§ MR. BROADHURST (Nottingham, W.)
inquired at what time the First Lord of the Treasury would propose to report Progress on the Bill?
§ THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)
said, looking at the importance of the Bill, the Government hoped that it would not be debated at any great length. He understood that the House desired that the measure should pass into law this Session. The Government would see how the debate proceeded, and would take such steps as they might deem expedient after ascertaining the views and feelings of hon. Gentlemen on both sides.