§ MR. LOUGH (Islington, W.)
asked what the business would be next week. He understood that it had not yet been announced.
§ SIR A. ACLAND-HOOD (Somersetshire, Wellington)
said the First Lord of the Treasury on the previous day had stated that he would make a definite announcement this day as to whether the Finance Bill would be taken before the Whitsuntide recess. The right hon. Gentleman had intended to make that statement at half-past five, but he did not think he would be able to be present at that hour, and he had, therefore, authorised him (Sir A. Acland-Hood) to inform the House that it was not proposed to take the Second Reading of the Finance Bill before the holidays.