§ MR. HUNT (Shropshire, Ludlow)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the desire of a number of Unionist Members that the less contentious part of the Unemployed Bill and the Workmen's Compensation Bill should be passed into law this session; and whether he will take steps, by prolonging the session or otherwise, to attain this object.
§ MR. T. M. HEALY
May I ask you, MR. Speaker, whether the term "a number of Unionist Members" in the Question should not be "a number of Christian Members"; and whether there is any precedent for allowing Members to be described in a particular manner in a Question?
§ *MR. SPEAKER
The phrase "members of the Unionist Party" has been frequently used; and I see no objection to it.
§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
In reply to the Question, I have to say that I have every hope of seeing the Unemployed Bill, in its present uncontroversial form, passed into law in the course of the present session. But I do not see any possibility of passing the second Bill. I shall consider myself fortunate if I get the first.