§ Sir ALEXANDER ACLAND-HOOD
May I ask the Prime Minister a question of which I have given him private notice—whether, in order to enable Members who are successful in the ballot to-morrow, to find dates for their Bills, he will inform the House if the Fridays before Easter will be taken for Government business, and what dates between Easter and Whitsuntide will be available for private Members?
§ The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Asquith)
As I intimated yesterday, I am afraid it will be necessary for the Government to ask the House to give them Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and Fridays up to Easter. As I further said, I hope—but cannot pledge myself to the statement—that we may be in a position after Easter to recur to the normal state of things. This would allow private Members Wednesday evenings and Fridays between Easter and Whitsuntide, and the usual two Fridays after Whitsuntide.