§ MR. BRYCE
I should like to ask for information as to the business to be taken this week, and this day week after the Indian Budget. I am inclined to assume that the Indian Budget will occupy the whole of the evening as well as the morning sitting, but some uncertainty seems to exist on the subject.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I rather agree with the anticipation of the right hon. Gentleman that the Indian Budget will occupy the morning sitting and possibly a good part, at all events, of the evening sitting. However that may be, I shall put down either the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill or the Militia and Yeomanry Bill as the second Order. In other words, I should not propose to take the Education Bill on Monday. During this week, I propose, as at present advised—it may be subject to alterations—to take the Education Bill every afternoon. Some of the evening sittings, I anticipate, will be occupied with business connected with the Transvaal Vote.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I understand that my right hon. friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who has charge of this Vote, proposes to move tomorrow that the Vote be taken on Wednesday.
§ * SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
It will be a Motion, I presume, "that Mr. Speaker leave the Chair."
§ * MR. RITCHIE
Tomorrow it is proposed to move that on the following day the House resolve itself into Committee: and the Paper itself will be distributed tomorrow.
MR. GIBSON BOWLES
When that Motion is made, I shall oppose it. May I ask whether there is to be any demand for money on the part of the Crown, through the medium of a Message or Speech? That is invariably the first step in granting Supply in this House.
§ MR. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)
I suppose the Local Authorities (Bills, in Parliament) Bill will not be taken this week. It is a very contentious measure.
§ MR. TULLY
When will the right hon. Gentleman take the Irish Local Government Bill? It means a relief of £25,000 a year to the rates.