HC Deb 07 March 1888 vol 323 c532
THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

I beg to give Notice that to-morrow I shall move that this House on Friday next at 2 o'clock resolve itself into a Committee to consider the Acts relating to the National Debt, when my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer will make a statement and will move a Resolution. I mention Friday at 2 o'clock, because I observe that the hon. Member for Northampton has a Notice upon the Paper of a Motion in which I believe many hon. Members below the Gangway opposite take great interest. Therefore, I propose to have a Morning Sitting for the discussion of a question which is of very great urgency indeed, as the procedure will require the passing of a Bill before the Easter holidays, and Friday is the latest day on which it can be introduced in fairness to the various interests concerned. At the Evening Sitting the hon. Member for Northampton will have an opportunity of raising a question of great importance, and the Government will do their best to keep a House on that evening.

MR. MUNDELLA (Sheffield, Brightside)

Does the right hon. Gentleman merely intend to give Notice now that he will make the Motion which he has indicated to-morrow?


I will make the Motion now.

Committee to consider of amending the Acts relating to the National Debt (Queen's Recommendation signified), upon Friday, at Two of the clock.—(Mr. W. H. Smith.)