§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ MR. H. H. ASQUITH (Fife, E.)
On the question that the Second Reading of this Bill be taken on Monday, may I ask the right hon. Gentleman on what day he proposes to effectively take the Bill? It is a Measure which excites very great interest in all quarters of the House, 220 and, although it is not contentious, it is undoubtedly a very important Measure. I think the House should have some definite assurance that the Second Reading will be put down at an early day, and, if possible, in the early hours of the evening.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. G. J. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
It will not be taken before Thursday.