HC Deb 01 July 1889 vol 337 cc1168-9

Will it be convenient for the right hon. Gentleman to give the House any information as to the course of public Business for the week, especially in regard to the Scotch Local Government Bill?


I had hoped that the Scotch Universities Bill would have passed through Committee before now, although I do not complain that its progress has not been more rapid; but I trust that the Bill will be disposed of at an early hour this evening. Then we propose to take the Chief Secretary for Ireland's Bills. It is proposed to take the Scotch Local Government Bill in Committee on Thursday, and to proceed with it from day to day. The other measures of the Government will only be postponed until that Bill is disposed of. We shall endeavour to complete the programme which we indicated a fortnight ago; and it is, therefore, simply a question of how long the Session will have to last to complete that programme.

SIR J. SWINBURNE (Staffordshire, Lichfield)

When is it probable, approximately, that the Tithe Bill will be taken?


The Tithe Bill will be taken immediately after the Committee on the Scotch Local Govern- ment Bill closes. That Bill is included in the programme of the Government.