said, the Government intended to take a Vote on Account for all classes of the Estimates. If they 1461 were in a position to go into Committee of Supply they could take the Vote for special classes; but as they were not they had to adopt the other course.
§ SIR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE
desired to learn from the Financial Secretary to the Treasury for what period of time it was proposed to take the Vote on Account, and whether he would propose it late on Monday evening?
§ LORD FREDERICK CAVENDISH
said, that the Vote would be taken for six weeks, and it was absolutely necessary that it should be taken before Whitsuntide. He was afraid there was not much prospect of the Vote being taken at an early hour.
MR. J. COWEN
said, he hoped the Prime Minister would reconsider the proposal of the hon. Member for Longford (Mr. Justin M'Carthy), and take the discussion at 10 o'clock. He thought it would be better for the objects of the Government if he would do so. He did not expect an immediate answer to the suggestion, but hoped it would be considered.
thought that, considering the enormous number of Amendments on the Land Bill, it would be unfortunate if an adjournment took place early on every evening.
§ LORD RANDOLPH CHURCHILL
said, he would oppose any adjournment of the debate on the Land Bill unless it was to bring on one of the important English subjects which had been mentioned in the Queen's Speech.