HC Deb 05 March 1889 vol 333 cc990-1
* THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. SMITH,) Strand, Westminster

I beg to move that the House at its rising do adjourn until to-morrow at two o'clock.

Motion made, and Question put.

* DR. CAMERON (Glasgow College)

As there is every probability of the time of the House being devoted to Scotch business to-morrow, and as the Scotch Members pay no attention to Ash Wednesday, I would suggest to the right hon. Gentleman the First Lord of the Treasury that he should not insist upon this Motion. The great majority of Scotch Members are Presbyterian, and do not observe Ash Wednesday, and they would much rather go on with the business of the House at 12 o'clock, than have the meeting put off till two. I hope the right hon. Gentleman will not press the Motion, as otherwise it will be my duty to divide the House against it.

Motion made, and Question put, "That this House will meet to-morrow at Two of the Clock."—(Mr. W. H. Smith.)

The House divided:—Ayes, 193; Noes, 112.