§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR (City of London)
asked as to the business to be taken immediately after the holidays.
§ SIR H. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
stated that on Thursday, 23rd May, it 802 was proposed to take in Committee of Supply the following Votes—the Board of Agriculture, Prisons, Industrial Schools, and Poor Law Asylums. On Friday, the following day, it was the intention to take the Criminal Appeal Bill, but that question was deferred by request till the following Friday. He hoped the measure would be treated as non-Party, and that the progress made might be as rapid as possible, as the Bill had been postponed twice by request. It was proposed to take instead, on Friday, 24th May, first, the financial Resolution on the Small Landholders (Scotland) Bill; and, secondly, the Second Reading of the following Bills in succession: —Merchant Shipping (Tonnage Deduction) Bill, Vaccination Bill, Education (Administrative Provisions) Bill, Released Persons (Poor Law Relief) Bill, Poisons and Pharmacy Bill, Employers' Liability (Insurance Companies) Bill, Public Health (Regulations as to Food) Bill, and Patents and Designs Consolidation Bill. This was, as might seem to some, a long story, but he hoped that many of its chapters would prove to be very short. On Monday, 27th May, the Government proposed to take the Report of the Financial Resolution on the Small Landholders (Scotland) Bill, and then the introduction of the Small Holdings and Allotments. Bill for England.