§ DR. FARQUHARSON (Aberdeenshire, W.)
May I ask if it is the intention to take the Vivisection Debate on the Report of Supply to-night, or whether it will be taken at all this week?
§ *MR. W. H. SMITH
I do not think it will be reasonable to ask the House to take it to-night, but I will endeavour to come to some arrangement in regard to it.
§ DR. FARQUHARSON
I trust that the right hon. Gentleman will not continue to put it down upon the Paper unless there is some reasonable prospect of its being reached.
§ MR. E. ROBERTSON (Dundee)
Am I to assume that the answer of the right hon. Gentleman in reference to the third Order applies also to the fourth, which also relates to the Report of Supply?
§ MR. MUNDELLA
May I ask the President of the Board of Trade whether, having regard to the technical character of the Tonnage Bill, and the important interests involved in it, he will consider the advisability of referring it to the Grand Committee on Trade?
§ *THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Sir M. HICKS BEACH,) Bristol, W
I think the suggestion of the hon. Gentleman is a very good one, and I shall be happy to consider it. My own view is that it is desirable.
§ SIR L. PLAYFAIR
Will the Report on the Sugar Trade be placed on the Table before the Second Reading of the Sugar Convention Bill is taken?