MR. PHILIPPS (Lanark, Mid)
I wish to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he has received a memorial signed by 134 Members of the House, expressing the hope that an opportunity may be found this Session for the discussion of the Mines (Eight Hours) Bill; and whether, seeing that it is a Bill of immense interest to many thousands of miners, and that it has never been discussed in this House, the Government will endeavour to give a day for its discussion?
§ * THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. SMITH,) Strand, Westminster
Yes, Sir; I have received the memorial to which the hon. Gentleman refers, and I hope it may-be possible for hon. Members in charge of the Bill in question to find an opportunity themselves for its discussion, but it is too early for me to give any pledge on behalf of the Government.