§ Mr. A. J. BALFOUR
May I give notice that on Monday I shall move, in accordance with the statement I have already made to the House, that, until the end of the financial year, financial business have precedence on Tuesdays whenever set down by the Government. Of course that is subject to the pledge I have already given in regard to Tuesday the 20th, in connection with the motion now down on the Paper for that day.
§ SIR H. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
With regard to the Tuesday referred to by the right hon. Gentleman, I think there would be a strong general feeling of disappointment and dissatisfaction if, as the right hon. Gentleman has rather implied, there were merely an evening sitting on that occasion. The matter which is to be discussed has excited a great deal of attention and interest, and I think it is a matter of such importance that it ought not to be relegated to an evening sitting.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I quite recognise the existence of the feeling to which the right hon. Gentleman alludes, and I can assure the House that nothing but absolute necessity would oblige me to reduce the time for discussing that motion to the three hours between nine and twelve o'clock.