MR. JAMES LOWTHER
asked the First Lord of the Treasury what class of Estimates would be taken To-morrow?
§ SIR WILLIAM HARCOURT (Monmouthshire, W.)
Can the right hon. Gentleman state what the course of Business will be?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY
The Second Reading of the Agricultural Bill will be taken on Monday, and will be continued until it is finished. We hope to take the Budget on Thursday. We propose to put down Clauses 6 and 7 after the Scotch Estimates.
§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON (Tower Hamlets, Poplar), asked, if the right hon. Gentleman would lay upon the Table papers with reference to the position of the Chartered Company, and also any other papers bearing on the subject.
I have promised, I think in answer to the right hon. Gentleman the Leader of the Opposition, to lay upon the Table the instructions with regard to the appointment of Sir Richard Martin, and also the alterations which will be necessary in the Charter in order to transfer the entire control of the police to Her Majesty's Government. Those are under consideration at the present moment, and I hope to lay them on the Table at a very early period. As regards Matabeleland, I will consider the question; I am not quite sure whether the time has come for the presentation of papers, which, I would remind hon. Members, must necessarily deal only with the facts already published. There are no papers in the ordinary sense of the word, only the telegraphic reports which have been published as they have arrived.