§ MR. BARROW (Southwark, Bermondsey)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in view of the fact that the House has been counted out on the two last Friday nights, whether the Government will see its way to appropriate the remaining Friday nights from after Whitsuntide to the end of the Session; and whether he will arrange for the Second Reading of the Equalisation of Rates (London) Bill on one of such nights?
§ MR. J. ROWLANDS
also asked if, as the Returning Officers' Expenses Bill had secured the first place on the Friday after the holidays, the Government proposed for the second time in one Session to deprive the House of a chance of debating it?
§ SIR W. HARCOURT
I need not say that the Government are always ready to appropriate any time, but J will postpone answering that part of the question. I can only say, in answer to the second part of the question, that we are very anxious to take the earliest opportunity of promoting the Second Reading of the Equalisation of Rates Bill.