HC Deb 20 June 1892 vol 5 cc1569-70
MR. LABOUCHERE (Northampton)

We are now going to part entirely with control of the finances of the country, and before we do so I think we should obtain some clear and satisfactory assurance from the right hon. Gentleman the First Lord of the Treasury as to the exact date when the Dissolution is going to take place. I would also ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he has communicated with his colleagues in the other House the very strong opinion that was felt a few days ago, when the matter was discussed, as to the dilatory proceedings of the House of Lords? I observe that on the evening when the discussion took place here, the other House ad- journed before dinner, and I think it is possible that they will adjourn at an earlier hour to-day—perhaps also to-morrow and Wednesday, and possibly Thursday and Friday—than we are accustomed to adjourn at. I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he will not communicate with his colleagues and say that the Dissolution shall take place on Thursday or Friday of this week? As he is aware, our business will be entirely concluded on Thursday, and therefore it will be open to the right hon. Gentleman and the Government to take proceedings to bring about the Dissolution and the issue of the new Writs for the next Parliament during the present week. Perhaps the right hon. Gentleman will, before this Bill is passed—

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