§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)
said, that in answer to the hon. Member for Northampton, he had promised to state what the Business would be on Monday. The Government proposed to put Reports of Supply and one or two other Reports not yet confirmed by the House first on the Paper; they also proposed that an opportunity should be afforded to the Chief Secretary to bring in his Bills for the drainage of the three districts in Ireland which had been mentioned in the House; and after that Supply would be taken, but no votes as to which the evidence given before the Committee had not been circulated.
§ MR. LABOUCHERE (Northampton)
inquired, whether the Government intended to take further time of the House from private Members on Tuesdays and Fridays?
§ MR. W. H. SMITH
said, if it should be necessary for the Government to ask for further time for the discussion of the Local Government Bill, he would give the House ample notice. He rather relied to-day, however, on the assistance of hon. Members. [Mr. LABOUCHERE dissented.] The hon. Member said they were not to have the assistance. Of course, that was a plain indication of the necessity which might be imposed upon the Government. The Government would rely upon the assistance of the 1730 House to vote the measure now in possession of the House before they made further demands for time. He would see what progress they made to-day; and he hoped the House would render it unnecessary for him to ask on Monday for further facilities.