§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
said, he did not know whether it was the pleasure of the House that he should now proceed with a statement on the introduction of the three Drainage Bills, of which Notice had been given?
§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Longford, N.)
said, he was sorry to interrupt the right hon. Gentleman, but really the subject required a great deal of consideration, and he was sure the statement would necessarily be curtailed if it were delivered now; but Irish Members were anxious to hear the Government view at large, and he would beg the right hon. Gentleman not to condense his remarks in the endeavour to introduce the Bills at such a time, but to defer the introduction to an hour when full justice could be done to the subject.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
said, he entirely agreed that it was desirable the Government proposals should be fully explained, and if there was any general desire that that explanation should be deferred to a more convenient season, he would not stand in the way of such a desire.