§ MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)
asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether he would lay on the Table any precedents for the course he had pursued in ordering the Bill to be printed before it had been read a first time?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)
No, Sir; I do not think it necessary to do so.
§ SIR WILFRID LAWSON (Cumberland, Cockermouth)
It would be better to ask you, Sir, whether it is in Order to get a Bill printed before the first reading?