HC Deb 19 July 1888 vol 328 cc1783-4
MR. BROADHURST (Nottingham, W.)

asked, whether the Government would name a day for taking the Report on the Employers' Liability for Injuries to Workmen Bill, and would make it the First Order?

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

, in reply, said, he had indicated last week the general course which the Government proposed to follow—namely, to complete the Local Government Bill and then to take Supply. Under those circumstances, he was not in a position to say when the Employers' Liability for Injuries to Workmen Bill would be proceeded with.

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

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether, before the Prison Vote was taken, he would print and circulate the Prison Rules now in force in England?


, in reply, said, that the right hon. Gentleman might move for their production.

MR. WALLACE (Edinburgh, E.)

asked, whether any arrangement had been made for proceeding with the Universities (Scotland) Bill?


I have informed the House that it is not possible to say anything with regard to the progress of other measures at the present moment. We must first make some progress with Supply.

MR. A. R. D. ELLIOT (Roxburgh)

appealed to the right hon. Gentleman to give an opportunity to-night for the discussion of his Motion with reference to the More Mortification, as he had at some inconvenience withdrawn his Motion to allow the Chancellor of the Exchequer to proceed with his Motion with reference to the Conversion of Consols?


said, he recognized the courtesy of the hon. Gentleman; but the arrangement of Business had been made, without his being aware of the desire of the hon. Member. It was impossible to give the hon. Member an opportunity for discussion to-night, as he was under a positive engagement to bring on the Colonial Vote, if it could be done before 11 o'clock.

DR. FARQUHARSON (Aberdeenshire, W.)

said, he hoped a favourable opportunity would be given for the consideration of these schemes of the Endowment Commissioners, as though they might appear small in themselves, they were important, and excited considerable interest in the localities. He would also remind the right hon. Gentleman that not much time had been wasted this Session on Scotch Business.


said, he would do everything in his power; but his power was limited by the hours of the House.