§ SIR HENRY FOWLER (Wolverhampton, E.)
Can the Prime Minister say what Supply is to be taken on the remaining allotted days? I understand the suggestion is to take the Education Estimate on Monday, the Home Office Vote on Tuesday, and the Foreign Office Vote on Wednesday.
§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)
And when is it proposed to bring in the Irish Land Act Amendment Bill?
§ MR. GEORGE WHITE (Norfolk, N.W.)
Will the Education Vote be taken before August 1st, when the new Education Code comes into force, seeing that that will be the only opportunity the House will have of discussing the matter.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I propose to take Estimates on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of next week. Tomorrow is already allocated to the Colonial Vote, and I shall be glad to take the Education Vote on Tuesday if that will meet the views of hon. Gentlemen opposite. I shall probably suggest to the House on Monday that the time has arrived when we ought to suspend the twelve o'clock rule. The amending Irish Land Bill will be introduced on or before Monday.
§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL
I suppose the right hon. Gentleman is aware that the Bill is opposed by both landlords and tenants.
§ MR. BRYCE (Aberdeen, S.)
urged that an opportunity should be given for the discussion of the Home Office Vote.
§ MR. SHACKLETON (Lancashire, Clitheroe)
It was clearly understood we were to have a morning sitting for the Home Office Vote. Knowing what is going on we could not accept an evening sitting for this Vote. It is a matter which affects many thousands of people in this country. Why not take it on Wednesday?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
suggested that the best course would be that his right hon. friend the Patronage Secretary to the Treasury should consult with those who had the confidence of hon. Gentlemen opposite as to the allocation of the remaining days of Supply. To the Government it was, of course, a matter of relative indifference on what subject hon. Gentlemen desired to criticise their administration; he had always declared, almost ad nauseam, that the Government were prepared to accept the version of hon. Gentlemen opposite as to what they thought the most desirable matters to criticise.
§ SIR HENRY FOWLER
We think it the most desirable arrangement to take the Home Office Vote on Wednesday.