HC Deb 06 June 1898 vol 58 c723
SIR. W. HARCOURT (Monmouth,W.)

I would ask the First Lord of the Treasury if he can inform the House generally as to what the business will be this week; and especially will he fix Friday next for the Foreign Office Vote?


I will answer the general question put by the right honourable Gentleman as completely as I can, and as far as I am in a position to do so. I hope that we shall make some progress to-night with the Bills en the Paper, but I do not propose to take the Benefices Bill. To-morrow will be devoted to the Indian Loans Bill of my noble Friend the Secretary of State for India, Wednesday, if the Motion which it will be my duty to propose is carried, will be reserved1 for Private Members' Bills. I cannot say for certain what the business for Thursday will be, but I will give a positive answer to-morrow. As for Friday, I shall be happy to meet the wishes expressed by the right honourable Gentleman, and to arrange that the Supply taken shall be the Foreign Office Vote. It will perhaps be undesirable to make a forecast as to the course of business for next week, but I shall be prepared to do so either to-morrow or Thursday.