§ MR. JOHN MORLEY (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
Mr. Speaker,—At the opening of our proceedings to-day you road from the Chair a letter announcing to the House that Mr. John Dillon, a Member of this House, had been sent to prison for six months. I wish, Sir, to give 995 Notice that I shall submit the following Resolution:—That, in the opinion of this House, the operation of 'The Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act, 1887,' and the manner of its administration, undermine respect for Law, estrange the minds of the people of Ireland, and are deeply injurious to the interests of the United Kingdom.
§ MR. W. E. GLADSTONE (Edinburgh, Mid Lothian)
I wish, Sir, to give Notice, in general terms, that on Monday I will request the right hon. Gentleman the First Lord of the Treasury to appoint a day for the discussion of the Motion of which my right hon. Friend has given Notice.
§ THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)
I have listened with attention to the Notice which the right hon. Gentleman gave; and feeling that it is one which challenges the conduct of the Government in every respect, I think it only right to respond at once, and to say that the Government will place Monday at the disposal of the right hon. Gentleman.