§ SIR J. FERGUSSON (Manchester, N.W.)
May I ask the First Lord whether he will report progress to-night to allow of reasonable time for the discussion of the Report of Supply?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I had hoped yesterday that Report of Supply would be reached by a reasonable hour, but, as the House is aware, a considerable amount of time was expended on the debate on the motion for adjournment, and that rather upsets my calculations. As regards to-day, I would remind my right hon. friend that all time cut off from Supply is an injury to those who desire to discuss the Estimates. Perhaps, however, he will allow me to see what progress we make before I come to a conclusion.
§ SIR JAMES FERGUSSON
If the right hon. Gentleman cannot give adequate time to the Report stage to-night, will he put it off?