HC Deb 12 March 1895 vol 31 cc893-4
MR. A. J. BALFOUR (Manchester, E.)

whose rising, on return after illness, was received with cheers: Can the right hon. Gentleman give some indication of the course of business during the week, and, if possible, during the next week?


We are going on with Supply as fast as we can. As the Estimates seem to be generally approved, we might get the first Vote of the Navy Estimates to-night. If so, the Army Estimates would be brought forward on Thursday, and probably it will be convenient to finish the Supplementary Estimates on Friday. That is as much as I can say at present. I am extremely anxious to get these Estimates—which are all that will be necessary for introducing the Consolidated Fund Bill—introduced at the earliest possible period. That is our scheme for the present week.


And with regard to the Vote on Account?


That is not necessary for the Appropriation Bill, but it is necessary that it should be taken before March 31. If we get the Supplementary Estimates and the Preliminary Votes for the Army and Navy, that is sufficient to float the Consolidated Fund Bill.

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