MR. JAMES LOWTHER (Kent, Thanet)
I desire to ask whether the Leader of the House can afford us any indication of the course of Public Business next week?
§ SIR W. HARCOURT
The progress made has been unexpectedly slow, but I should hope we may get the Report of Supply on Tuesday, 19th instant. If so, we could then get the First Reading of the Appropriation Bill on that night. I hope we shall get the Army Vote tonight for the men, and then, as I was given to understand that the further Debate on the Navy is not expected to be very prolonged, if, as I hope, we get the Navy and Supplemental Estimates passed on Monday night—["Oh!"]—I may propose, and the hon. Member for Preston may dispose; but that is the expectation of the Government—there would then be Tuesday for the Report of Supply. Otherwise I do not see how we are to get through.