HC Deb 03 May 1889 vol 335 cc1094-5

May I ask the First Lord of the Treasury if he will allow Progress to be reported this evening earlier than usual in order that the Report of yesterday's Supply may be taken, because I wish to call attention to the attitude of the Government in reference to the French Exhibitions? I may say that I remained in the House during the whole of yesterday evening for the purpose of bringing that question on, but owing to the long debate which took place on African affairs, I thought it only right that the Government should take the Vote. I hope the right hon. Gentleman will bear-that fact in mind and that he will take the Report of Supply at a more seasonable hour than after midnight.


I fully acknowledge the fairness and temper which the hon. Gentleman has displayed; but whether progress can be reported at an earlier hour this evening] must depend on the progress made with Supply. If the discussion of the Votes which stands for consideration to-day is not unduly prolonged, it will be in my power to meet the views of the hon. Gentleman.

DR. FARQUHARSON (Aberdeenshire, W.)

Can the Report of Supply on Vote 5 be taken before the Report of Supply on Vote 4? I beg to remind the Government that the Debate on the Report of Supply on Vote 4 was ad- journed upon a very important question raised by the hon. Member for Sheffield (Mr. Coleridge).


The Adjourned Debate to which the hon. Member refers is put down for Monday next. The Report of Supply which is down for to-night refers to the Votes taken yesterday.