§ SIR H. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN (Stirling Burghs)
Perhaps the right hon. Gentleman will now state whether he has reason to anticipate that the Committee stage of the Education Bill will be taken on Monday, and, if not, I would express a strong hope that he will not proceed with the Rating Bill on that day, because so many Members interested in it will be taken by surprise.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I am sorry to say that I do not think the condition of health of the Chairman of Committees is such as will enable us to proceed in Committee on Monday; and unless I hear more reassuring accounts of his health I should not propose to take the Education Bill next week at all, but on that point I cannot make a decided reply. The right hon. Gentleman appeals to me not to take the Rating Bill on Monday. I will meet his views in that respect, and propose, if we cannot take the Education Bill, to take the Rating Bill on Tuesday. On Monday the first business will be the suspension of the twelve o'clock rule for the rest of the session, with the accompanying statement with which the motion is usually prefaced at this time of the year. When that is disposed of I propose to take the Second Reading of the Yeomanry Bill and some departmental Bills.