§ MR. LAMBERT
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury when the Budget will be introduced and the Second Reading of the Irish Land Bill taken.
§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
I expect that my right hon. friend will introduce the Budget on the first Thursday after the reassembling of the House. As to the Second Reading of the Irish Land Bill, I desire to take it at the earliest opportunity; and, though I do not name a day, I hope that neither the House nor Irish Members will think that if I take it immediately after the Budget, at the beginning of the next week, if I can secure that date, I am taking too early an opportunity for proceeding with the measure.