§ SIR WILLIAM HARCOURT (Monmouthshire, W.)
I wish to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he will appoint a day next week for taking the Foreign Office Vote. [Opposition cheers.]
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY
I understand from communications which the right hon. Gentleman has sent to me that there is a desire in many parts of the House that an opportunity should be given in Supply to discuss the Foreign Office Vote. Of course it is the desire of the Government, as far as they can, to meet the wishes of the right hon. Gentleman opposite. By an arrangement Friday werk is allocated to the Post Office Vote, which is of peculiar importance this year, in consequence of the Report of the Commission on Post Office matters. It would be inconvenient to alter that arrangement, but I would suggest that we might take some day early in the week after next for the Foreign Office Vote if that would suit the views of the right hon. Gentleman. I shall probably put down the Colonial Office Vote for the same date. It might be Monday week, but I cannot pledge myself absolutely until I see what progress is made with the Workmen's Compensation Bill. ["Hear, hear!"]
asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty whether as on former occasions he would place in the tea room the plans in connection with new proposals of the Naval Works Bill.
§ THE CIVIL LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN,) Worcestershire, E.
said he should be very happy to do so.