§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
Unless business proceeds at a much more rapid rate during the relatively short portion of the Session which still remains for legislative business than it has during the last few months, the Government see no hope of being able to proceed with the measure referred to. With regard to the second part of the question, I am not able to say more than that the report stage of the Land Purchase Bill will not be taken earlier than on Monday next. The Government Amendments are now ready to be put on the Paper, and hon. Members will have, at all events, nearly a week for the consideration of them.