§ SIR E. MILNER (Notts, Bassetlaw)
I beg to ask the right hon. Gentleman the First Lord of the Treasury a question of which I have given him private notice. Whether it is the intention of the Government that the remaining stages of the Home Rule Bill are to be carried by the same automatic proceeding that was adopted in Committee; and, if so, whether the Prime Minister 1782 would, for the convenience of Members on both sides of the House, state what days he proposes to fix?
§ * MR. SPEAKER
I do not think that is a fair question to put, because when a Minister makes a Motion he judges of the circumstances of the time, and it is impossible that he can say beforehand what he will do when a certain date arrives. It is not in accordance with the dignity of this House that questions like that should he asked or answered.