HC Deb 21 July 1899 vol 74 cc1552-3

It may be for the convenience of the House if I state that I propose to take the Food and Drugs Bill as first Order on Monday. The Irish Agriculture and Technical Instruction Bill will be taken second, the Telephones Bill third, and the Scotch Private Legislation Procedure Bill fourth. I understand that there is very little left to discuss in the Food and Drugs Bill, and that the Irish Agriculture Bill should not take long, and I hope to get to the Scotch Procedure Bill at a time which will enable me to fulfil my promise to an hon. Gentleman opposite that he shall have an opportunity of stating his views some time before twelve o'clock. On Tuesday I propose to take the Colonial Loans Bill first, the Naval Works Bill second, and the Committee stage of the Niger Bill third. It must be understood, however, that that programme is necessarily dependent upon the progress made on Monday. I propose to take the Colonial Vote on Friday next, because I understand that that is in accordance with the wish of the right hon. Gentleman opposite; but I hope the House will allow me to get certain non-contentious Votes first. It is extremely important that these Votes should be passed.