gave notice that on the earliest possible opportunity he would move the following Resolution:—" That the present system of Government in Ireland is in opposition to the will of the Irish people, and gives them no voice in the management of their own affairs; that the system is consequently inefficient and extravagantly costly; that it does not enjoy the confidence of any section of the population: that it is productive of universal discontent and unrest and is incapable of satisfactorily promoting the material and intellectual progress of the people; that the reform of Irish Government is a matter vital to the interests of Ireland and calculated greatly to promote the well-being of the people of Great Britain; and that in the opinion of this House the solution of this problem can only be attained by giving to the Irish people legislative and executive control of all purely Irish affairs." He further gave notice that on Monday he would ask the Prime Minister whether he would afford adequate facilities for the discussion of this Motion. The following notices of Motion were given for an early day:—
To move for leave to bring in a Bill to amend the Licensing Acts.
To move for leave to introduce a Bill to regulate the conditions on which public money may be applied in aid of elementary education in England and Wales, and for other purposes incidental thereto.
To ask leave to bring in a Bill to amend the Coal Mines Regulation Acts for the purpose of limiting the hours of workmen below ground.
To ask leave to introduce a Bill to amend and extend higher education in Ireland; also a Bill to amend the Land Purchase (Ireland) Act, 1903, in certain particulars, and especially with reference to the compulsory acquisition of untenanted land.
To ask leave to introduce a Bill to amend the law relating to the housing of the working classes, and to provide for the making of schemes for laying out land needed for urban development.
To ask leave to introduce a Bill for the improvement and better administration of the Port of London.
To ask leave to bring in a Bill to extend the Military Land Acts to naval and marine Volunteers.