§ Considered in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
Motion made, and Question proposed,
That it is expedient to authorise the payment, out of the Revenues of India, of the salaries and expenses of certain officers, who may be permitted to leave India under any Act of the present Session to amend the Law relating to certain officers in India, and the payment of salary and emoluments to any person who may be appointed to fill any temporary vacancy."—(Sir John Gorst.)
§ (5.50.) SIR WILLIAM HARCOURT (Derby)
I thought it was understood 1213 that this Bill was not to be proceeded with? It must lead to a great deal of discussion, and I venture to suggest to the First Lord of the Treasury that he should put it down at the bottom of the list, and go on with Bills to which there is no opposition.
§ (5.50.) MR. MACLEAN (Oldham)
I join in the appeal to the First Lord to drop the Bill at once. It is a highly contentious measure. Many Members who take an interest in the subject are obliged to leave Westminster and go elsewhere where they are very much wanted, and they will probably not appear in their places again this Session. I hope the Bill will not be proceeded with.
§ (5.51.) MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I will consider before to-morrow what is the character of the opposition the Bill is likely to meet with. Meantime I will put it at the bottom of the list, and I will answer the question to-morrow.
§ Motion made, and Question, "That the Chairman do report Progress, and ask leave to sit again," put, and agreed to.
§ Committee report Progress; to sit again To-morrow.