§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR, Manchester, E.)
It might be convenient to the House if I state that I think we ought, on public grounds, to get through the stage of the Colonial Loans Bill which unfortunately was not finished last night at the earliest possible date. I must therefore put it first on Monday, although I hope it will only prevent us getting on with the Scotch Bill by a very short period.
§ MR. DILLON (Mayo, E.)
Can the right hon. Gentleman give any indication as to what are the public grounds that necessitate any hurry in regard to this Bill?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I do not think I can answer that question, but my right hon. friend the Chanceller of the Exchequer is. I know, extremely anxious that the Bill should be got through for financial reasons.