§ LORD R. CECIL (Marylebone, E.)
asked the Prime Minister whether he proposed to give a day for the discussion of the Motion of the hon. Member for South Donegal, relating to the conduct of the hearing of the Yarmouth election petition by Mr. Justice Grantham.
§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL (Donegal, S.)
Perhaps I may be allowed, injustice to the Prime Minister, to say that when I presented the memorial to him some three weeks ago, he most kindly acceded to the request for a day, but, of course, I did not press for any particular day.
§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Sir H. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN,) Stirling Burghs
It is very difficult to find a day for a stray subject such as this, at this period of the session, but we think of devoting Friday fortnight to the Motion. The delay that has already occurred has been necessary because it is essential that the House should be in possession of the printed notes of what took place at the trial.
§ LORD R. CECIL
Do the Government contemplate interrupting the proceedings on the Committee stage of the Education Bill in order to take this Motion about the conduct of Mr. Justice Grantham?
§ SIR H. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
I can give no pledge as to that. At present it is not put down for any Friday.
§ MR. LEA (St. Pancras, E.)
asked whether the right hon. Gentleman would also cause the official notes of the Bodmin election petition to be circulated.