§ MR. ESSLEMONT (Aberdeen, E.)
wished to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, with reference to certain items on the Paper for to-night, Whether it was proposed to proceed with the Universities (Scotland) Bill and the adjourned debate on the appointment of a Select Committee to inquire into the question of Crofter Emigration; he also wished to know what course the Government proposed to take with regard to the Liquor Traffic Local Veto (Scotland) 1614 Bill and the Crofters' Holdings (Scotland) Act (1886) Amendment Bill?
§ THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)
, in reply, said, it was not intended, so far as the Government was concerned, to proceed with the Universities (Scotland) Bill and the appointment of the Select Committee on Crofter Emigration. The Government had no control over the other two Bills mentioned by the hon. Member; but he hoped the Crofters' Holdings Amendment Bill might be considered when Supply was closed.
§ In reply to Mr. T. M. HEALY (Longford, N),
§ MR. W. H. SMITH
said, that if there was a strong desire on the part of hon. Members below the Gangway that the Divisional Magistrates (Ireland) Bill should not be taken that evening or this Session, the Government must acquiesce.
§ MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN (Stirling, &c.)
said, the right hon. Gentleman had told them that the Scottish Estimates would be taken to-morrow. Were they to understand that they would be taken whether the Irish Estimates were finished or not?
§ MR. W. H. SMITH
replied, certainly. The arrangements announced for each day this week were made definitely, and would be adhered to whatever might happen in the previous day's Business.
§ MR. ESSLEMONT
asked, If the Scottish Estimates would be taken in the order in which they were printed?