§ SIR M. HICKS BEACH (For Mr. A. J. BALFOUR)
I am afraid I cannot at present name a day for the introduction of the Education Bill; but, with regard to the second part of the Question, I should hope that even Ministers may be allowed to settle the order of the introduction of their Bills. There was, however, a very good reason for introducing the Water Bill first, because it is necessary, by the Orders of the House, that that Bill should be submitted to a Select Committee as well as to the ordinary procedure of this House. Perhaps I may take the opportunity of stating that my right hon. friend the President of the Local Government Board proposes to move to refer the Bill to a Joint Select Committee of both Houses.