§ MR. JOHN REDMOND (Waterford)
Will the right hon. Gentleman state what will be the first Order to-morrow, and on Thursday and Friday?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
The first Order to-morrow will be the next stage of the Consolidated Fund Bill. After that it is impossible for me to make a definite promise, because I cannot foresee what course the House will desire to take to-night with regard to the Finance Bill. I have ground for hoping, after what took place on Friday last, that there will not be any difficulty in getting through the Second Reading stage at a comparatively early hour to-night. If I am disappointed in that prospect I may have to take it to-morrow. On Thursday an opportunity is to be given to hon. Members from Ireland to discuss the financial relations between Great Britain and Ireland. I cannot absolutely say in what form or on what motion that discussion will take place, but I am bound to give hon. Members a full opportunity to carry out that discussion. On Friday the Speaker will be moved out of the Chair on the Civil Service Estimates, and I understand the hon. Member desires to raise the ques- 1200 tion of university education in Ireland for Roman Catholics.
§ MR. LOUGH (Islington, W.)
I wish to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he intends to proceed with the Second Reading of the Finance Bill after ten o'clock to-night, and whether in view of the far reaching nature of some of the proposals he does not think that further time should be granted for its consideration.
§ *MR. SPEAKER
Order, order! That is not a proper question. It is not right to ask a Minister if he intends to insist on taking a division at a particular hour. He cannot insist.
§ *MR. SPEAKER
I heard what the right hon. Gentleman said. I repeat that the hon. Gentleman's question is quite irregular.
§ DR. FARQUHARSON (Aberdeenshire, W.)
Is it intended to take Order No. 10 to-night, and if so, will it be brought on at a time which will enable a full discussion to be taken?