HC Deb 27 November 1890 vol 349 c135

Order for Second Reading read.

(4.3.) THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. SMITH, Strand, Westminster)

I would appeal to the hon. and gallant Member for Galway (Colonel Nolan) to allow this Bill to stand over for a few days in order that the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant may be in a position to make a statement of the views of the Government on the matter. This course, I believe, will advance the interests the hon. and gallant Member has at heart, and, clearly, the Government will prefer to deal with the matter on their own initiative.

(4.5.) COLONEL NOLAN (Galway, N)

If the right hon. Gentleman will assure me that in the event of the Government proposals not being satisfactory facilities will be granted me for bringing on my Bill at a later, stage, I will willingly accede to the appeal made to me. I would remind the right hon. Gentleman that there is a Motion on the Paper to take away all the time of private Members, and that it is only by a fortunate accident that I have secured an opportunity for bringing on the Bill.


I will undertake that an opportunity shall be afforded to the hon. and gallant Member if the proposals of the Government are not satisfactory. I think, however, I can assure the hon. and gallant Member that the measure which will be introduced by my right hon. Friend will be satisfactory to the hon. and gallant Member.


The right hon. Gentleman is in the hands of the majority opposite; however, I do not wish to stand in the way of the Government. I think I ought to have a promise that an exception will be made in my favour.


I give the hon. and gallant Member the assurance he desires.

Second Reading deferred till Thursday next

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