§ MR. W. M. MURPHY (Dublin, St. Patrick's)
May I ask when the Vote for the Dublin Metropolitan Police will be taken?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
We are now taking the Magistrates' Vote out of its order in deference to the wish of the Irish Members. We propose, however, to take the rest of the Votes in their order.
§ DR. FARQUHARSON (Aberdeenshire, W.)
Is it intended to take the second Order to-night—the Infectious Diseases Notification Bill?
§ * MR. RITCHIE
I should be glad to take it to-night if the Irish Estimates are finished before 12 o'clock.
§ MR. T. M. HEALY
When the Government bring in the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill, do they intend to include in it the first section—the Leaseholder's Section—of the Act of 1887, so as to give leaseholders a little additional time to go into Court?
§ * MR. W. H. SMITH
Yes; and we hope to be able to make considerable progress with it. I think I may now refer to the notice I gave last evening with reference to a Saturday sitting. I was under the impression that hon. Members would gladly avail themselves of the opportunity to shorten the Session by a Saturday sitting; but information has been communicated to me from various parts of the House, and 915 especially from hon. Gentlemen below the Gangway, that a Saturday sitting would be extremely disagreeable to them. Under these circumstances, I do not wish to occupy time by discussion, and will therefore not proceed with the notice which stands in my name. In taking this course I hope I may appeal to hon. Members in all parts of the House to make such reasonable progress with the business as will afford a chance to hon. Members, who, I believe, are generally desirous of returning to the country as early as possible. Of course it is the duty of the Government to remain as long as it may be necessary; but I believe there are very many hon. Gentlemen who would be exceedingly glad to see the end of the Session, and I appeal with confidence to hon. Gentlemen not to prolong discussion beyond what is reasonable and necessary.
§ MR. CHANNING (Northamptonshire, E.)
Will the Tithe Rent-Charge Bill be the First Order of the Day on Monday?
§ MR. COSSHAM
I would ask whether pressing forward the Tithes Bill is not contrary to the statement the right hon. Gentleman has just made, that he desires to save the time of the House?
§ * MR. W. H. SMITH
I have already stated that the Government feel themselves compelled to take the judgment of the House on this Bill.
§ MR. PICKERSGILL
Does the Secretary to the Treasury intend to proceed to-night with the London County Council (Money) Bill?