§ SIR BRAMPTON GURDON (Norfolk, N.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, having regard to the Prime Minister's declaration of last year to the Agents General for the Australasian Colonies, that the Government makes it a rule not to interfere in questions affecting the subject of marriage with a deceased wife's sister, he will 276 refrain from moving the adjournment of the House to a date posterior to that fixed for the Committee stage on the Marriage with a Deceased Wife's Sister Bill.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I do not think the suggestion of the hon. Gentleman would meet with general approval in any quarter of the House. In any case a Bill that passes its Second Reading so late as the Bill in which he has a particular interest has not the smallest chance of passing into law in the course of the session.
§ SIR BRAMPTON GURDON
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Committee on a private Bill cannot be fixed before Whitsuntide, and that the Committee on this Bill has been fixed for the first Wednesday after Whitsuntide?