§ LORD NEWTON
My Lords, the Question which I have on the Paper is a very simple one. I ask His Majesty's Government whether it is intended to appoint a Committee to consider the question of the Sittings of Parliament; and, if so, whether this 526 House will be represented upon it. I understand, however, that my noble friend is not, at the moment, in a position to reply; so if he will undertake to give me an answer next week I will postpone it to any day that is convenient to him.
§ THE MARQUESS OF SALISBURY
My Lords, this Question only appeared upon the Paper of your Lordships' House this morning. It would certainly be very impertinent of me to complain of the exercise by your Lordships of any privilege which you are entitled to exercise, but I am bound to point out that if a Question of this kind is placed upon the Paper only the night before it is to be asked it is almost impossible for the Government to reply in the way in which we would like to reply to my noble friend. In that case, I do not know whether he would be good enough to postpone it until Thursday of next week?
§ House adjourned at ten minutes before seven o'clock.