§ MR. LABOUCHERE
May I ask the First Lord of the Treasury if he is in a position to make a statement with reference to the Whitsuntide holidays?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I am afraid that I shall have to ask the House to re-assemble on Thursday in Whitsun week. I am sorry that the holidays will be so short, but the state of Supply requires it.
§ MR. BALFOUR
Yes. It is probable that I shall also have to ask the House for additional facilities for Government Business on Thursday. Apart from that, we will take Supply on that day.
§ MR. TIMOTHY HEALY
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the strong feeling against pressing forward that very contentious Bill—the Criminal Evidence Bill? I would ask him to be good enough to take into consideration the unfairness of keeping the Standing Committee at work if there is no chance of passing it. I do not ask the right hon. Gentleman for an immediate answer, but I hope he will carefully consider the question.