§ MR. HOZIER
May I ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can now state when the Report stage of the Local Government (Scotland) Bill will be taken?
§ MR. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square
I should like to be informed what will be the second Order of the Day on Monday next, so far as can at present be foreseen.
§ SIR D. MACFARLANE (Argyll)
And I will ask whether the Chancellor of the Exchequer can now give an answer to the question which I asked the right hon. Gentleman yesterday—namely, whether the Government will be able to take the Report stage of the Scotch Local Government Bill between the two stages of the Equalisation of Rates Bill next week?
§ SIR W. HARCOURT
I will first answer the question of the right hon. Gentleman the Member for St. George's. The first Order on Monday will be the Report of the Evicted Tenants Bill, and this will be followed by the Committee stage of the Equalisation of Rates Bill, 33 if not concluded to-night. There will then be, on Tuesday, the Third Reading of the Evicted Tenants Bill. After we have finished the Committee of the Equalisation of Rates Bill we propose to go on, before the Report stage of that Bill is taken—as it may be thought necessary to leave a day between the two stages, in case there should be Amendments—to the Report of the Local Government (Scotland) Bill. I will, however, say definitely, for the convenience of Scotch Members, that the latter Bill shall not be taken before Wednesday.
§ MR. TOMLINSON
Is it to be understood that the Railway and Canal Traffic Bill also will not be taken before Wednesday?
DR. M ACGREGOR (Inverness-shire)
Cannot the right hon. Gentleman take the Second Reading of the Crofters Act Amendment Bill on Tuesday?
§ SIR W. HARCOURT
I will consider about that, because we may, perhaps, have an opportunity of taking some other Bills besides the Third Reading of the Evicted Tenants Bill, if the Irish Bill does not occupy the whole day.
§ SIR A. ROLLIT (Islington, S.)
Do the Government intend that the Railway and Canal Traffic Bill shall be taken in Committee of the Whole House or in Grand Committee?