HC Deb 29 April 1897 vol 48 cc1248-9
SIR W. HARCOURT (Monmouthshire, W.)

I observe that on Tuesday, in answer to a Question, the First Lord of the Treasury was good enough to say that if there was a desire expressed on this side of the House that the Foreign Office Vole should be put down at an early date, he would have no objection to the granting of that request. He also mentioned that he had fixed the business for Friday, May 14, but that there were two intervening Fridays before that date. If convenient, therefore, to the Government, I would ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he would fix Friday, May 7, for the Foreign Office Vote, so that the discussion might be taken mi foreign affairs.


Of course the convenience of the Government in such matters is the convenience of the House, and the appeal of the right hon. Gentleman on such a subject necessarily meets with an immediate response from this Bench. I shall therefore regard to-morrow week as fixed for the Foreign Office Vote.