HC Deb 08 February 1897 vol 45 c1640

On the Motion "That this House do now adjourn,"


said that he ventured to ask the Leader of the House another question in reference to the Education Bill. Many Members shared his impression until to-night that the intention was not to take the Second Reading of the Bill this week, but the announcement that it would be proceeded with on Thursday, and further that notice would be given of a Resolution on the subject, caused some uneasiness. He supposed if the Education Bill was to be taken on Thursday the Military Works Bill would not be taken this week?

MR. G. C. T. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)

said he shared the idea that the Education Bill was set down pro forma for Thursday but would not be taken until Monday. ["Hear, hear!"]


said so far as he was aware the only statement on this subject was that he made in answer to a question from the late Vice President of the Committee of the Council on Education, when he distinctly said the Bill would come on for Second Reading on Thursday, and that he believed was the general wish. ["Hear, hear!" and "No, no!"] More than once he had stated that as a preliminary to the Second Reading he would put down a Resolution giving the Bill precedence of the. Notices of Motion when set down as first Order of the Day. It was very improbable that the other Bill mentioned would come on this week.

MR. CARVELL WILLIAMS (Notts, Mansfield)

hoped there was no intention to force the Second Reading on Thursday night.


Oh, no.

House Adjourned at Ten Minutes after Twelve o'clock.