§ MR. DILLWYN
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, When it is proposed to adjourn for Whitsuntide, and for how long? He would also like to know, What the course of Government Business would be?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
Sir, I am afraid that I shall not be able to propose any very lengthened adjournment at Whitsuntide. The state of Business is such as will hardly admit of that. What I propose is, that we should have a Morning Sitting on Friday June 7, and should then rise till the following Thursday. With regard 621 to the course of Business, the principal Business which the Government have to go on with on Government nights will be the Committee of Supply. On Monday, as hon. Gentlemen are aware, we propose to take the Supplementary Estimate for the movement of Indian troops. If there is time on that evening, we shall, of course, go on with the other classes of Supply; and on the Thursday following we should also propose to take Supply. I mentioned the other day that we hoped to fix a Morning Sitting before Whitsuntide for the Scotch Roads and Bridges Bill. I cannot promise next Tuesday for that purpose, because of the engagement we entered into with those hon. Gentlemen who gave up their precedence to enable the debate which concluded last night to proceed; but on the Tuesday following—the 4th of June—we propose that there should be a Morning Sitting for the Scotch Roads and Bridges Bill.