§ SIR CHARLES LEWIS (Antrim, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the Irish Drainage Bills would be taken to-night; and, if not, when?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
, in reply, said, that they would not come on to-night, and he would desire to consult the convenience of the House on the subject. It was desirable to avoid a long discussion, because the Bills would be in the ordinary course referred to a Hybrid Committee, where they would be thoroughly threshed out. The time was extremely short, and he was anxious to pass the measures this Session.
§ MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)
asked, did the right hon. Gentleman intend to take the second reading of the three Bills on the same evening?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
said, he thought that the hon. Gentleman would feel that the Bills were of so analogous a character that the discussion upon one would do for the discussion upon all.