HC Deb 12 December 1912 vol 45 c789

Can the right hon. Gentleman now say what will be the business for next week, and is it also possible for him before Christmas to give us an idea as to the arrangements for the end of the Session?


Next week we propose to take, as I have already said, the Established Church (Wales) Bill on Monday and Tuesday, and we will continue the Committee stage of that Bill on the two following days. I hope to be able next week to give some indication of what the future course of the Session will be.


I desire to ask the Prime Minister a question, relative to the course of business. Has the right hon. Gentleman observed that there is a prospect before us at half-past ten to-night of twenty-six Divisions, and does he know that his faithful followers view this with feelings of alarm. Has the right hon. Gentleman also observed that a number of the Amendments in the names of the Chief Secretary and the Postmaster-General stand also in the names of several hon. Members opposite, and will he under the circumstances approach through the usual channels Members on the opposite side so that, if possible, the number of Divisions may be diminished? [HON. MEMBERS: "Why?"]


I will do my best, but I am not very sanguine as to what the result will be.