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Parliament—The Whitsuntide Recess—Arrangement Of Public Business

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 1 June 1876

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moved that the House, at its rising, should adjourn till Thursday next.

asked what business would be taken on Thursday next, and also whether the Government intended to proceed with the second reading of the Education Bill on Monday, the 12th, as had been previously intimated?

said, they would proceed on Thursday with the Commons Bill, if it was not finished to-night, and after that either Supply or the Poor Law Amendment Bill. On the Monday he hoped to be able to give further information as to the order of Business. It had never been formally announced that the Education Bill would be brought on on Monday, the 12th. There was other business which was still more pressing. He should feel it his duty, as he had stated on a former occasion, when they had concluded the Committee on the Commons Bill, to ask the House to consider the second reading of the Appellate Jurisdiction Bill—an important measure which ought not to be delayed; and after that he thought they ought to proceed with the University Bills, and then with the Education Bill. In answer to further Questions from Mr. W. E. Forster and Sir WILLIAM HARCOURT,

said, it would not be convenient to fix the Appellate Jurisdiction Bill for the first night after the holidays, but if the Commons Bill was concluded they would then take Supply.

Motion agreed to.

House at rising to adjourn till Thursday next.