HC Deb 01 July 1895 vol 35 cc55-6
MR. AKERS-DOUGLAS (Kent, St. Augustine's),

who was received with cheers, said: I do not know whether it would be convenient to move the Adjournment of the House before the large number of Bills on the Paper are read over. I wish to state that I hope my right hon. Friend the First Lord of the Treasury will be in his place to-morrow, and will be able to answer any questions with regard to the conduct of public business. We intend to-morrow to put down a Vote on Account for the Civil Services as the first Order, to be followed by a Vote for the Navy and a Vote for the Army. There is one thing on the Paper—the Naval Works Bill — which I presume most Members desire to see carried into law—["Hear, hear!"]—and which will stand early on the Paper for to-morrow.


who was loudly cheered on rising, said: The suggestion the right hon. Gentleman has made is no doubt a convenient one. There may be appeals with reference to one or two Bills on the Paper, but they had better be deferred until the Leader of the House is in his place. With reference to business, as the right hon. Gentleman has announced that a statement will be made to-morrow, I think the most convenient course would be to accede to his suggestion and agree to the Motion to adjourn the House.

MR. BRYNMOR JONES (Gloucester, Stroud)

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he could give an assurance that the grant of £3,000 to the University of Wales would be continued. He asked the question because a very important meeting of the governing body of the University would be held to-morrow, and because the Vote for the University was not included in the Estimates. [Cries of "Order!"] It was understood that the late Government would have brought in a Supplementary Estimate on the subject.


said, he was afraid he could not give the hon. Member any assurance on the matter until the Leader of the House was in his place.

SIR WILFRID LAWSON (Cumberland, Cockermouth)

Mr. Speaker, before the Adjournment of the House I wish to give notice that early next Session—[Cries of "Order!"]—I shall move— That, in the opinion of this House, the legislative power of all existing peers should be abolished—[Loud laughter]— and that no such power should henceforth he conferred on any persons not popularly elected." [Cheers and laughter.]

House adjourned at Twenty-five minutes before Four o'clock.