HC Deb 04 May 1903 vol 121 cc1204-5
MR. SYDNEY BUXTON (Tower Hamlets, Poplar)

asked when the Port of London Bill was to be taken, and if it was to be the first Order of the Day, seeing that a considerable number of Members desired to take part in the debate.

SIR EDWARD STRACHEY(Somersetshire, S.)

asked as to the Irish Development Grant Bill.


And what Supply will be taken on Thursday?


I will endeavour to give adequate notice of the Second Reading of the London Port and Docks Bill; but I hope the House will not require very long notice, because that would make it very difficult to arrange matters. With regard to the Irish Development Grant Bill, I understand it is possible that the House may desire to conclude the discussion on the Irish Land Bill to-morrow evening at half-past seven. In that event I will put down the Development Grant Bill for the Evening Sitting. With regard to the Supply for next Thursday, I think the Revenue Votes ought to be continued or one of the Navy Votes taken. No demand has been made that a Navy Vote shall be taken, so I will continue the discussion on the Revenue Vote—that is, the Post Office Vote The Budget Resolutions will, I hope, be taken next week. I propose to take the Transvaal Loan on Wednesday afternoon.


May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he cannot give a little more time to the Second Reading of the Irish Land Bill in order that the representatives of the British taxpayer may have an opportunity of saying a word or two on the subject?


I do not understand my hon. friend. What I said was that if the House desired to conclude the discussion on the Second Reading of the Bill by half-past seven to-morrow, I would make such and such arrangements. That is all. I do not wish to limit the discussion.

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