§ MR. HOZIER (Lanarkshire, S.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he can now state the date, or the approximate date, on which the Lords Amendments to the Sea Fisheries Regulation (Scotland) Bill will be taken; and when the Amendments proposed by the Government will be placed on the Paper?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. E. GLADSTONE,) Edinburgh, Midlothian
I am not able to state positively what day can be given for the consideration of these Amendments. I do not on that account mean to say that the prospect is worse than it was. Perhaps it is rather improved. What, I stated was that if there was an interval between the Committee and the Report stage we might probably utilise it; but there may be no interval, and I do not think that we ought to endeavour to make an interval. With regard to the Amendments, they will be placed on the Table to-morrow.
§ MR. HOZIER
Will the right hon. Gentleman kindly use his influence as a Scotch Member to have this Bill placed first on the Orders of the Day?