§ The Order for Second Reading being read,
§ MR. CHAPLIN
hoped that the Government would, if possible, fix a time when this Bill would be sure to come on. A great many Members had been waiting for hours to-day in the hope of its being reached.
§ MR. BRYCE
said that the hardship of waiting for hours for a Bill to come on was a hardship which fell most severely on Members of the Government. He would, however, do his best to meet the wishes of hon. Members; but, in the present state of public business, it was very difficult to make any absolute forecast beforehand.