§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
In answer to my hon. friend, I have to say that, as he will readily understand, it is not easy, indeed I may say it is not possible, to find opportunities in the remainder of the session for discussions outside the actual programme of necessary business. I may also remind him that there has been a very large correspondence on this subject between the Government and the persons interested, and the matter has been settled on general principles to the best of our ability.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I should think not; but if my hon. friend will give notice I will consider the matter.