§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR (City of London)
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the course of business would be next week, and whether he could give any indication of the time when the Second Reading of the Licensing Bill and the Miners (Eight Hours) Bill would be taken.
§ MR. ASQUITH
Monday is already appropriated to the Home Rule Motion. On Tuesday the Chief Secretary for Ireland will introduce the Irish University Bill. On Wednesday the first order will be the Committee stage of the Prosecution of Offences (Amendment) Bill, which must be got through before Easter; and the next order will be the Second Reading of the Housing Bill 1596 I cannot yet say what Supply will be taken on Thursday. The Second Reading of the Licensing Bill will be taken on Monday week, 6th April. I am unable to make any statement in regard to the Miners (Eight Hours) Bill.
MR. STANLEY WILSON
The Licensing Bill had better be dropped after Peckham.