§ SIR H. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN (Stirling Burghs)
Can the right honourable Gentleman say what Supply or other business will be taken on the Monday that the House meets after the holidays? Can the right honourable Gentleman also state what course the Government will take in regard to Order No. 7 (Regulation of Railways Bill)?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY
I think the President of the Board of Trade has already stated that it was not the intention of the Government to take Order No. 7 to-night. As to the business on the Monday after the holidays, the alternatives are between taking Navy Estimates and getting the Speaker out of the Chair on the Civil Service Estimates. From such inquiries as I have been able to make, I think it would be more convenient to the House to get the Speaker out of the Chair on the Civil Service Estimates, and therefore I propose that that should be the business for the Monday when we return.