HC Deb 03 July 1900 vol 85 cc414-5

I wish to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if he can tell us what will be the business to-morrow and on Thursday. And I would venture to remind him of the Indian Budget. Public attention has been directed to Indian questions generally, and I think he seemed disposed a few days ago to give some consideration to it.


The work immediately before us is the Tithes Bill of my right hon. friend the Chief Secretary for Ireland, and the Agricultural Holdings Bill, the consideration of which was commenced last night. As regards the Indian Budget, my right hon. friend is perfectly correct in saying that I am anxious to advance the ordinary date upon which the Indian Budget is taken. That, as the House is aware, is just before the Third Reading of the Appropriation Bill, which, during this Parliament, has come on in the second week in August. I hope to considerably advance that date, but I am not yet in a position to say exactly what day it will be convenient for the House to allocate to that purpose.

MR. JOHN REDMOND (Waterford)

What will be the business to-morrow?


The Tithes Bill will be put down again for to-morrow.