§ Order for Committee read.
§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Longford, N.)
said, he wished to ask whether the Government really proposed to press the Motion for going into Committee, and to take an important Resolution at such a time—within a few minutes of 1 o'clock? The ominous visage of the right hon. Gentleman the Chancellor of the Exchequer betokened a keen desire to dispose of his Resolution in regard to the duty on bottled wines. For himself, 1653 he confessed he took a great interest in bottled wines; but that interest was not sufficient to enable him to enter on the discussion now. If the Motion that the Speaker leave the Chair were persisted in he should take a Division against it.
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)
said, he would remind the hon. and learned Member that this was but the preliminary stage. There would then be the Report of the Resolution of the Committee, which should be taken at a time to allow of discussion, and then there would be the second reading of the clause.
§ MR. GOSCHEN
said, he was most anxious to have the matter settled, and he had hoped for an extension of the courtesy that had allowed similar formal Resolutions to pass yesterday.
§ Committee deferred till Monday next.