HC Deb 17 October 1912 vol 42 cc1453-4

Can the Chancellor of the Exchequer tell us the business proposed for next week, and can he say also whether it is proposed to take any business after 11 o'clock to-night or on Monday, and, if so, what?


On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday next week it is proposed to continue the discussion of the Government of Ireland Bill in Committee.

On Friday the Attorney-General will move his Resolution for the appointment of an extra judge.

According to the undertaking given last might by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury, I may say that on Monday night we shall take the Second Reading of the Marriages in Japan (Validity) Bill and the consideration of the Lords Amendments to the Protection of Animals (Scotland) Bill.

There will be no Government business taken after 11 o'clock to-night.

On Tuesday we propose to take the Committee stage of the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill.


Does the right hon. Gentleman propose to sit all Friday night, or will he give an undertaking that the House will be able to adjourn at a reasonable hour?


I think a pledge was given that we should not sit very late on Fridays.


Can the Chancellor of the Exchequer state the terms of the Motion on the Cattle Question for tomorrow? I do not see it on the Paper.


With the leave of the House, I may say that the notice I propose to place upon the Paper to-night is In these terms:—

To call attention to the recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Ireland and the circumstances relating thereto, and to move: "That the Order of the Board of Agriculture, dated 4th October, 1912, for the admission of Irish store cattle be now considered."

I may say, in explanation, that I have learned from various quarters that there was a very general wish that the Motion should admit of the discussion of every branch of this subject, and I hope the notice I have given will accomplish that purpose.