§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Sir W. HARCOURT,) Derby
I beg to give notice that to-morrow I will move a Resolution with the view of expediting the proceedings on the Evicted Tenants Bill. The terms of the Resolution I will lay on the Table of the House in the course of the afternoon, so that hon. Members will be able to make themselves acquainted with the details of its terms.
MR. J. LOWTHER (Kent, Thanet)
Will the Resolution be the first business, and will the Report on the Vote on Account follow it?
§ MR. CHAPLIN (Lincolnshire, Sleaford)
I would remind the Chancellor of the Exchequer that on the last occasion when a Vote on Account was taken, the Debate was brought to a close by the application of the Closure when an Amendment, practically amounting to a Vote of Censure on one of the Ministers, was about to be brought on, and I would 1272 ask whether, if the occasion should arise to-day, an opportunity will be given to Members of the Opposition for bringing forward such a Motion?
§ SIR W. HARCOURT
If there is to be a Vote of Censure on the Government, it can be put early, so that the decision of the House may be taken upon it.
§ MR. CHAPLIN
In the event of the Motion for which the Chancellor of the Exchequer has given notice taking up a large part of the time of the House, and probably occupying the greater part of to-morrow, will adequate time be given for the discussion of the Report stage of the Vote on Account?
§ SIR W. HARCOURT
I am notable to give more time to-morrow than will be available on that day, because the Report stage must be concluded to-morrow in order that Her Majesty's consent to it may be obtained on Wednesday.
§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)
May I ask when the Government proposes to go on with the Evicted Tenants Bill?