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Parliament—Arrangement Of Public Business—Questions

Volume 230: debated on Thursday 29 June 1876

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wished to put a Question to the First Lord of the Treasury with regard to the course of Public Business. It was the impression of many Members that the Education Bill would be taken as the first Order of the Day on Monday, but he now observed that the Prisons Bill was put down as the first Order. It would be convenient to the House if the right hon. Gentleman could state positively whether the Elementary Education Bill would be taken on Monday next?

wished to know what arrangement it was proposed to make with regard to the Appellate Jurisdiction Bill, which he understood was fixed for a Morning Sitting to-morrow?

also asked when it was proposed to take the Crossed Cheques and Valuation Bills?

With respect to the Question of the hon. and learned Serjeant, I have to say that it is not the intention of the Government to ask for a Morning Sitting to-morrow, and I thought that that was pretty well understood. Therefore, we could not deal with the Appellate Jurisdiction Bill to-morrow. But I propose on Monday, the 10th, as the first Order of the Day, to proceed with the Education Bill, and from that time de die in diem until it is passed. I quite agree with my right hon. Friend the Member for the City of London (Mr. Hubbard) that the Crossed Cheques Bill and the Valuation Bill, to which he alluded, relate to subjects which are very interesting; but it is quite out of my power at present to make any arrangement with regard to them.

In reply to Mr. NEWDEGATE,

said, it was the intention of the Government to proceed with the Prisons Bill as the first Order of the Day on Monday next.

In reply to Mr. MORGAN LLOYD,

said, it was proposed to proceed with the Appellate Jurisdiction Bill on Tuesday, after the Public Works Loans Bill.

asked whether there was the slightest chance of any of the five Scotch Bills on the Paper being brought on that night?