§ MR. H. H. ASQUITH (Fife, E.)
I should like the future conduct of the Debate on this Bill to be more satisfactory than the past. This is a Measure in which public feeling is very much interested, and I think we are entitled to have some assurance that when the Debate is resumed it shall be at a convenient hour.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir M. W. RIDLEY (Lancashire, N., Blackpool)
No one is more anxious than I am to give the right hon. Gentleman that assurance. Owing to financial necessities this Bill has been brought on at an inconvenient time. I can only say that I will do my best to secure that the Debate, which will not, I think, take more than an hour, shall be resumed at a more convenient hour. I think it hardly probable that the Debate will be resumed on Thursday.