HC Deb 29 March 1889 vol 334 c1164

May I make an appeal to the Lord Advocate in reference to the Scotch University Bill? It has been postponed from last night until Monday next. As Monday is to be devoted to important Government business, and as other Government nights for a good time to come will be occupied in the same way, I would ask him to put off this Bill—seeing that there must necessarily be considerable debate on the Motion for the Second Reading—until such time as it may be expected to be brought on. I must protest against the vicious practice of keeping important Bills dangling on the paper when there is no chance of their being proceeded with.


I put it down for Monday merely to keep it on the paper. Due notice will be given when it will be taken.