HC Deb 23 November 1888 vol 331 c24
MR. LABOUCHERE (Northampton)

I should like to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether he has anything in his mind in regard to a Sitting of the House for to-morrow; and, if so, whether he will be kind enough to say what is in his mind?

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

I am aware what an earnest desire the hon. Member always shows to be informed of his public duties. But I am not sure that he speaks the views of Members on both sides of the House in suggesting to me—[Mr. LABOUCHERE: I did not suggest.]—that we should meet tomorrow. If I could gather that it was the wish of hon. Members, in order to facilitate the progress of Public Business, to sit on Saturday, it would be my duty to propose it. But I am aware that hon. Members want some rest under the present pressure of Business; and therefore I am not, as at present advised, disposed to ask the House to sit tomorrow.