gave Notice that To-morrow, at Two o'clock, he should move—That, on and after "Wednesday next, the several stages of the Land Law (Ireland) Bill have precedence of all Orders of the Day and Notices of Motion, on all days when it is set down among the Orders, until the House shall otherwise determine.
§ SIR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE
I hope the right hon. Gentleman will be 1380 in a position to-morrow, if he is unable now, to give the House some statement as to the probable measures which the Government intend to proceed with after the Land Law (Ireland) Bill is disposed of. That will have a material influence on the decision of the House with respect to the Notice which has just been given. I hope the right hon. Gentleman will to-morrow be able to state the general course of Business and the probable duration of the Session. I also hope the right hon. Gentleman will, at the same time, be able to name a day on which my right hon. Friend (Sir Michael Hicks-Beach) may be able to bring forward his Motion on the affairs of the Transvaal.
I hope, if the House should be pleased to accede to the Motion of which I have given Notice, that it will place the Government in a position at an early date to form some judgment on what they may be able to ask the House to do during the remainder of the Session. At our present rate of progress we are really not in a position to say what we can ask it to do during the present Session over and above the Land Law (Ireland) Bill.
§ MR. HEALY
On the consideration of his Motion to-morrow, I will ask the right hon. Gentleman if the Government intend to proceed this Session with the measure of Local Government, announced in the Queen's Speech at the opening of Parliament; and, also, whether they intended to redeem the promise given by the Chief Secretary last year with regard to the Limitation of Costs Bill?