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Sittings Of The House

Volume 92: debated on Monday 1 April 1901

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Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House do meet to-morrow at two of the clock."—( Mr. A. J. Balfour.)

I do not object; but I think there should be a clear understanding as to what the business is to be. I think that the only Government business on the Paper should be the motion for the adjournment for the holidays. If that were so, no one would have any objection, and the result of that state of things would be that hon. Gentlemen could discuss various questions in which they are interested.

Assuming that the Second Reading of the Army (Annual) Bill is not agreed to to-night I shall have to put it down as the first Order of the day on to-morrow's Paper, and the motion for the adjournment for the holidays would come next. On that motion almost any question may be raised which hon. Gentlemen desire to discuss. Some hon. Gentlemen, I believe wish to raise a question in regard to the Board of Trade. At nine o'clock to-morrow evening the House will meet for private Members' business.

I would ask another question, which is quite germane to this particular motion—what business does the right hon. Gentleman propose to take to-night?

Do I understand that the Government will make a House to-morrow evening?

[No answer was returned.]

Question put, and agreed to.