HC Deb 08 December 1888 vol 331 cc1566-7

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House do now adjourn."

MR. DE LISLE (Leicestershire, Mid)

asked the hon. Member for the Knutsford Division of Cheshire, Whether he could give the House any information with respect to the proposed encroachment on the Marylebone Road, one of the finest thoroughfares in London, by the exteneion of the new hospital buildings, in contravention, as he understood, of an Act of George II., which provided that 50 feet of clear space should be preserved on either side of the road?

MR. TATTON EGERTON (Cheshire, Knutsford)

said, that he had no personal cognizance of the matter; but if the hon. Member, or any person interested, would communicate with the Superintending Architect of the Board of Works the whole question would be taken into consideration, and especially the legality of the proposed encroachment.

MR. HUNTER (Aberdeen, N.)

wished to ask the First Lord of the Treasury a Question as to the condition of Public Business. He hoped that on Tuesday, or at latest on Wednesday, the Scottish Estimates would be done; and he thought it would be too bad to detain Members from Scotland to the end of the Session for the consideration of the Universities Bill, which it would be absolutely impossible to pass in the time at their disposal. It would be his own duty to put down a considerable number of Amendments to it, and he hoped that in all the circumstances the Government would withdraw the Order, and enable Scottish Members who had transacted all their business to get home in reasonable time.

Question put, and agreed to.

House adjourned at one minute before Six o'clock till Monday next.