asked the Prime Minister what business would be taken on Monday?
in reply, said, the Merchant Shipping Bill would be the First Order of the Day on Monday next, and after that they would proceed with the Commons Bill, if the Navy Vote was taken to-night. If not, the Navy Vote would be taken on Monday.
was desirous to know after what hour the Commons Bill would not be proceeded with on Monday?
I hope not after an unreasonable hour.
said, he had received an unusually vague reply, and he therefore must ask the Prime Minister whether he would name a definite hour after which the Bill should not be taken?
I can only repeat, as long as I have the conduct of the Business of the House, it will be my object to promote the general convenience of the House, and I hope I shall never propose anything unreasonable. I trust that in the present state of Business the hon. Member will not press me for a more definite reply.
gave Notice that he would repeat the Question on Monday evening, and if he did not receive a distinct answer, he would move the Adjournment of the House.