HC Deb 05 June 1890 vol 345 cc69-71
MR. SEXTON (Belfast, W.)

Is it intended to proceed with the Tithe Bill from day to day?


The Government will not proceed with the Tithe Bill from day to day. The course of business we propose is this: If Mr. Speaker leaves the Chair on the Tithe Bill this evening, we shall proceed with the Education Vote to-morrow, and we hope to get it in sufficient time to enable us to take the Report of the Diplomatic and Consular Vote, which we hope to bring on about half-past 10 o'clock for the convenience of the House generally; then on Monday we intend to proceed with the Irish Land Purchase Bill. With regard to the Western Australia Bill, which is down for Monday, the Government are perfectly aware of the great importance of proceeding with it, and they will endeavour to make some arrangement for doing so which will be satisfactory.


Will it be the first Order for Monday?


No; it will not be the first Order.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say when the Employers' Liability Bill will be taken?


No decision has been come to.


The right hon. Gentleman says the Irish Land Purchase Bill will be taken on Monday. Are we to understand that it will be proceeded with continuously, and that the Tithe Bill and the Publicans' Compensation Bill will not be proceeded with until the Irish Land Purchase Bill is disposed of?


Certainly not; that will be a totally erroneous inference.

SIR G. CAMPBELL (Kirkcaldy, &c.)

Will the right hon. Gentleman say is there any intention to take the Barracks Bill to-night, and if notice will be given of the intention to take it?


It will not be taken to-night, and notice will be given when it is to be taken.

MR. BRYCE (Aberdeen, S.)

There are two questions I should like to have answered, first, after what hour will the Government agree not to take the Report stage of Supply voted on April 14; and also can the right hon. Gentleman give us any information as to the time when it is proposed to take the Private Bill Procedure (Scotland) Bill?


As to the second question, I am not now able to make any statement. As to the first question, I hope after the discussion we had the other evening- the Vote will be agreed to by half-past 10, and it will then be possible to take the Report of the Diplomatic and Consular Vote. That arrangement will, I hope, be satisfactory to hon. Gentlemen who have matters to discuss, though we have no desire to insist on the arrangement.

MR. CAUSTON (Southwark, W.)

Will the right hon. Gentleman the President of the Local Government Board say when the Housing of the Working Classes Bill will be circulated?


I hope within the next few days.


It may perhaps appease Irish Members, who have been somewhat taken by surprise, if the Government will say if they have made up their mind as to how long they will proceed with the Land Purchase Bill, whether they have in view any definite period, or whether it is likely to be dropped at any time?

MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)

Have the Government yet arrived at any conclusion as to what Bills they intend to proceed with?


It may be for the convenience of hon. Members to know that we intend to proceed with the Irish Land Purchase Bill until we get the Speaker out of the Chair. I cannot make any statement as to the further stages of the Bill.