HC Deb 03 February 1891 vol 349 cc1731-2

Order for Committee read.

MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)

I object.

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

I hope the hon. Gentle man will withdraw his objection. I am under an engagement if the Bill passes through all its stages this week that I will give Monday next for the discussion of the Vote of Censure of which the right hon. Member for Newcastle has given notice. Otherwise that cannot be done.

(12.5.) MR. H. H. FOWLER (Wolverhampton,E.)

I hope the hon. Member will not press the objection. It was arranged that the Bill should pass through Committee on Monday, and so far as the Opposition is concerned that arrangement would have been carried out. It is necessary to get the Bill through Committee to-night in order that we may have the Report on Thursday.


If there is anything further to be said it must be said with the Chairman of Committees in the Chair.

Bill considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)


I do not wish to defer the Committee stage. I only objected because, on principle, I object to any Government business being taken after 12 o'clock. If hon. Members around me, who are more interested in the measure than I am, are not disposed to object to the course proposed by the Government, I will not stand in the way of the general feeling of the House.


The Manuscript Clause in the name of the hon. Member for Carnarvon cannot be moved, as a provision similar in principle has already been dealt with.

MR. LLOYD-GEORGE (Carnarvon, &c.)

I will move it on Report.

Bill reported.


I should like to state that we propose to take the Report stage on Thursday. I understand that the reprinted Bill will be ready for distribution to-morrow. I will place on the Paper to-night the Amendments I propose to move on Report.

Bill, as amended, to be considered upon Thursday, and to be printed. [Bill 184.]

House adjourned at ten minutes after Twelve o'clock.