§ THE MARQUESS OF SALISBURY
My Lords, perhaps it might be for the convenience of your Lordships if I were to ask the noble and learned Lord, the Leader of the House, what arrangements he has in contemplation for the conclusion of the Second Reading stage of the Coal Mines Bill, and on which day he proposes to take it in Committee.
§ THE LORD PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (LORD PARMOOR)
My Lords, the debate on the Coal Mines Bill is a very important debate, as the noble Marquess will appreciate, and we intend to go on with it, and not to allow any other business to interfere with it. It will be finished, we think, to-morrow, but will come on the first thing to-morrow, because it is a Bill. I have had an opportunity of talking about the Motions of the most rev. Primate and Lord Newton (which are down for to-morrow) and, of course, I will take every opportunity of making a day convenient for them. I have not been able to see Lord Danesfort; I did not know he was going to put down a Motion also. The noble Marquess also asks me about the Committee stage of the Coal Mines Bill. That is a very important matter. I quite understand the view, which he has expressed more than once, that he would like ample time. There has been ample time in one sense, if he wishes to have ample time; and, if he thinks that the Tuesday which he has mentioned would be the right day, I would acquiesce.