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Business Of The House— Easter Recess

Volume 91: debated on Monday 25 March 1901

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I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if he can now state when the House will rise for the Faster Recess and meet again for the despatch of business.

I think probably the most convenient course with regard to the holidays will be to move the resolution on the subject on Tuesday week at the beginning of business. We might then proceed with the private Members' resolutions, and we should return on Thursday, the 18th, when the Chancellor of the Exchequer will introduce his Budget. That will be a more convenient course than returning on the Monday fortnight.

Will the Leader of the House state what business will be taken this week.

To-morrow the Second Reading of the Appropriation Bill will be the first order, on Thursday the Third Reading, to be followed by the Army (Annual) Bill, and on Friday the Navy Estimates.