HC Deb 25 June 1888 vol 327 cc1253-4

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House do now adjourn."—(Mr. Jackson.)


said, he wished to ask the hon. Gentleman (Mr. Jackson), in the absence of the President of the Board of Trade, whether the Provisional Order (No. 2) Bill, set down for Wednesday, would really be taken on that day? It had been postponed from day to day, in consequence primarily of the controversy that had arisen in reference to to Salvation Army processions at Torquay. In that question he did not profess to take any interest; but, unfortunately for him, Tralee was mixed up in the same Bill with Torquay. He suggested that, instead of taking the Bill on Wednesday, the interval before Public Business on an ordinary Sitting should be utilized, and all temptation to Members to protract discussion to the disadvantage of the next Business of the day would be avoided. The question he had to raise concerned an expenditure of £5,000 at Tralee, and he was anxious to hear what objection there could be to giving traders of the town a seat on the Harbour Board. But he only desired now to know if the Bill would really be brought on on Wednesday, or perhaps the Secretary to the Treasury would give an answer at the next Sitting of the House?


said, he was unable to give the hon. Member the information; but he would answer the question later.

MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)

said, the interest of Torquay in the Bill was great, if it could not vie with Tralee, and he had reason to believe that there would be long discussion on the Bill, 87 Amendments having been given Notice of. Possibly much of the discussion might be avoided by another postponement.

Question put, and agreed to.

House adjourned at a quarter after Twelve o'clock.