THE EARL OF CAMPERDOWN
asked the Prime Minister, having given private notice to the Lord Privy Seal, whether, as the Second Reading of the Scotch Local Government Bill was down for that day, and as the Committee stage would probably be taken on Thursday, he would consent to the House meeting at 3 o'clock on Thursday instead of a quarter past 4? That arrangement would be convenient to a great many Members of the House.
THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY AND LORD PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (The Earl of ROSE-BERY)
My Lords, I had not hoard anything of this question before I entered the House. Notice to my noble Friend the Lord Privy Seal is not essentially the same thing as notice to myself, but I think the case is even stronger than the noble Earl puts it. The Equalisation of Rates Bill is also down for Thursday, and, therefore, I am all the more willing to accede to the noble Earl's suggestion.