HC Deb 13 July 1888 vol 328 c1247
MR. ESSLEMONT (Aberdeen, E.)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether it could not be possible to give a Saturday to discuss the Parliamentary Elections (Returning Officers' Expenses) (Scotland) Bill, and some other measures for Scotland?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

I am very willing, Sir, to consider any representation from any quarter of the House; but Saturday Sittings, as the hon. Member is aware, are not very popular, and are only resorted to when the House is very desirous of winding up the Business of the Session.


reminded the right hon. Gentleman that last Session nearly all the Scotch Business of the Session was done at Saturday Sittings, and he thought the Government might give the same opportunity this year.