HC Deb 24 July 1888 vol 329 c329
MR. HUNTER (Aberdeen, N.)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, On what day he will take the second reading of the Universities (Scotland) Bill and the Report stage of the Bail (Scotland) Bill; and, whether, in the meantime, he will see that those Bills are not put down on the Notice Paper on days on which it is not intended that they should be proceeded with?

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

, in reply, said, he was not at the present moment in a position to indicate the day on which these Bills would be taken; but he would endeavour to make arrangements for the purpose, and give adequate Notice to hon. Members who took an interest in Scotch Business. He fully recognized their right to claim a day for the consideration of Scotch Bills.


said, Scotch Members were most anxious that the Bills should not be put down on the Orders of the Day on those days when it was not intended by the Government to proceed with them.


reminded the hon. Gentleman that if the Bills were not placed on the Orders they would drop altogether. He would undertake to give Notice of the day when they would be taken, so as to avoid inconvenience to hon. Members.


asked whether the Bills would be taken before the adjournment or in the Autumn Session?


said, he had every hope that they would be taken before the Adjournment.