HC Deb 09 November 1888 vol 330 c773
MR. FERGUSON (Leith, &c.)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether the Government intend to proceed with the Universities (Scotland) Bill this Session, and if he can give any undertaking on the subject?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

, in reply, said, he was exceedingly hopeful that it would be possible to pass that Bill in the course of the present Session. It was one of those measures which the Government desired to pass, and he hoped the House would afford facilities for doing so; but in the present state of Supply he was unable to enter into any understanding as to when the Bill would be brought forward.

MR. CHILDERS (Edinburgh, S.)

asked whether the first opportunity would be taken, after Supply had been passed, and during the passing of the Appropriation Bill, to proceed with the measure?


I can assure the right hon. Gentleman that I will do everything in my power to pass that Bill this Session.