HC Deb 14 May 1891 vol 353 c694

I had intended to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, seeing that the Newfoundland Fisheries Bill has now passed the House of Lords, it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to proceed with that Bill in this House; and, if so, before what day they will not ask the House to take the Second Reading? Since putting the question on the Paper I have discovered that the Bill has been read a first time and put down for Second Reading in. that House for May 28. I will, therefore, only ask the right hon. Gentleman the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the intentions of Her Majesty's Government with respect to the Bill.


If it is necessary to take the Bill at all and pass it, it would not be possible to defer it beyond May 28. The intentions of Her Majesty's Government are to take the Bill on May 28, if it should unfortunately be necessary to do so.