§ MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)
asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether he will now fix a day for the moving the Resolution on Perpetual Pensions, which stands on the Order Book?
§ THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)
I can only express my regret that the present state of Business makes it difficult for me to fix a day for the discussion on perpetual pensions; but I hope the hon. Member will be satisfied with an assurance that no further action will be taken with regard to these pensions until the House shall have had an opportunity of discussing the Treasury Minute of July 20 last.
§ MR. BRADLAUGH
asked, whether, under the pledge of the right hon. Gentleman, an early day would be given him next Session for the discussion of the question.
§ MR. W. H. SMITH
Undoubtedly I am bound to this extent, that until the Motion of the hon. Member has been discussed, no action will be taken by the Treasury on the Minute laid on the Table.