§ In reply to Lord BALFOUR,
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (The Earl of KIMBERLEY)
said, that the state of Business in the House of Commons was such that it would be inconvenient for the Government to adjourn that day for the Whitsuntide Holidays. He did not think it would be possible to do so on Monday. Tuesday, he thought, would be a more probable day on which to propose an adjournment.
§ THE MARQUESS OF SALISBURY
said, their Lordships had a very convenient form of adjourning during pleasure; and if they adopted that form, and if anything untoward should happen on Monday or Tuesday, and the Government should have anything important to communicate to the House, they could meet at any hour to hear it.