§ MR. RUNCIMAN (Dewsbury)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in view of the large number of topics which await discussion on the Vote for the salary of the President of the Board of Trade, the Government will refrain from taking this Vote until more than one Evening Sitting has been devoted to it.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
I do not propose to press the Vote for the salary of the President of the Board of Trade to a final issue tomorrow, though I cannot promise to give another opportunity for its discussion. I am aware of the hon. Member's desire to discuss the question of the shipping combination; but I think that tomorrow would be an inconvenient time to raise the discussion.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I recognise the importance of the question, and that point will have to be considered.
§ CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W.)
Will the right hon. Gentleman refrain from taking the Vote until the long-promised Report on the hours of railway servants is in the hands of members?