HC Deb 13 August 1896 vol 44 cc750-1
MR. J. M. WHITE (Forfarshire)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he will consider the advisability, in making arrangements for next Session, of arranging at least two Fridays for Scotch Supply, and of devoting the weeks in which these Fridays occur to Scotch business and to Irish business respectively, giving several weeks' notice of the dates, arranged and adhering to these dates unless in cases of emergency?


said he believed Scotland had two days devoted to its Supply this year, and Ireland had, he thought, four days. He had endeavoured so to arrange the days as to meet the convenience of Members coming from those two parts of the United Kingdom respectively. He presumed any Leader of the House would always take the same steps, but he did not think it proper to give specific pledges in regard to the course to be followed next Session.