HC Deb 20 February 1908 vol 184 cc1043-4
MR. AKERS-DOUGLAS (Kent, St. Augustine's)

asked as to the business for next week.


The principal business of next week will be the introduction of the Licensing Bill and the Education Bill. It is proposed to take the Education Bill on Monday and the Licensing Bill on Thursday. That happens to be a convenient arrangement, but, as we live in a suspicious and imaginative world, I think I had better add that, in regard to the future stages, the more important stages of these two measures. His Majesty's Government have not modified, and do not intend to modify, their expressed intention of giving precedence to the Licensing Bill. On Tuesday we propose to take the Committee stage, and, if no Amendment is made, the Third Reading of the Small Landholders (Scotland) Bill, and on Wednesday the same stages of the Land Values (Scotland) Bill. If by any chance, as through Amendments being made in Committee, we are not in a position to take the Third Reading of the Small Landholders Bill on Tuesday, we shall take that stage on Wednesday.