MR. CURZON (Lancashire, Southport)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, considering the late date to which the Session has already been prolonged, and the still later date at which the Indian Budget is likely to be taken, if it is put down before the Adjournment, and considering also the important questions that are likely to be raised in the discussion, he will consider the advisability of postponing it till after the House meets again in November, and then giving two days for the purpose? I understand an appeal from Members on both sides of the House has been addressed to the right hon. Gentleman asking him to give two days to the Indian Budget.
§ MR. W. E. GLADSTONE
I have heard that an impression prevails that, in view of present and recent circumstances in India, the Indian Budget will require a longer time than usual for discussion, but I have not heard that a postponement till the Autumn Session is desired; and I am of opinion that the subject can be properly proceeded with and treated before the House adjourns. The Government feel it their duty to take that course.