§ MR. CRILLY (Mayo, N.)
Can the right hon. Gentleman the Chief Secretary for Ireland say when the Schedule as to Civil servants will be issued?
MR. J. MORLEY
I am sorry to say I shall not be able, as I had hoped and almost promised to do, to lay the Schedule of the Government of Ireland Bill relating to the Irish Civil servants on the Table of the House to-day. I heard, during my visit to Ireland, the views of a great many gentlemen, and those views have needed consideration. The Schedule may possibly be laid on the Table to-morrow, and certainly I can promise that it shall not be later than Monday next. The delay has been unavoidable.
§ MR. KNOWLES (Salford, W.)
May I ask the Prime Minister whether the Government of Ireland Bill will be the first Order of the Day on Wednesday next?
§ MR. W. E. GLADSTONE
Should the Debate not terminate by that time, it will take precedence on Wednesday; in fact, until the Debate terminates, in the absence of any unforeseen event it will be the first Order of the Day.
§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL
Is the House to go on with the discussion of the Hill without, knowing the terms to which the Civil servants are to be subjected?
MR. J. MORLEY
I can only repeat my regret that the Schedule is not before the House, but I may remind the hon. Gentleman that in discussing the Bill of 1886 no difficulty was felt by reason of the Schedules not being in that Bill.