§ MR. ROBERT WALLACE (Edinburgh, E.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if he can now say whether the Government intends by legislation, Budget arrangements, or otherwise, to give practical effect to the principle of the payment of Members of Parliament?
§ MR. W. E. GLADSTONE
I expected a communication on this subject front gentlemen who had been authorised, and, I believe, deputed, by a meeting held outside by a large number of Members of Parliament sitting on this side of the House. I had the honour of receiving those gentlemen yesterday, and I am now expecting a further communication from them. Until I receive that communication I am not in a position to answer any question on the subject.