HC Deb 18 July 1888 vol 328 cc1729-30

In answer to Questions from Mr. HENRY H. FOWLER and Mr. CRAIGSELLAR,

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

said, that his engagement with the House, which he should wish of course to respect, was to take the Report of the Colonial Vote immediately after the Committee stage of the Local Government Bill was completed. He did not think the clauses which remained to be discussed ought to occupy longer than a couple of hours. Supply would be taken up on the Civil Service Estimates, and the Votes would be taken in the order in which they stood.

MR. HENRY H. FOWLER (Wolverhampton, E.)

asked, whether the Report of other Votes which had been postponed would be taken also to-morrow?


said, he intimated to the House that the Government proposed to take the Report of the Colonial Vote only to-morrow, which raised the question of Zululand. He thought it would be hardly keeping good faith with the House if they proposed to take others.

SIR WILFRID LAWSON (Cumberland, Cockermouth)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, whether he could give any news as to the date for proceeding with the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors on Sunday Bill?


It is not in my power to do so at present. I will do so as soon as I possibly can.

House adjourned at twenty minutes before Six o'clock.