§ MR. GOSCHEN (St. George's, Hanover Square)
I desire to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if the Vote on Account can be laid on the Table tomorrow, in order that sufficient time may be given to hon. Members for placing Amendments on the Paper, and also whether it is finally settled that the Vote will be taken on the first day after Whitsuntide?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. E. GLADSTONE,) Edinburgh, Midlothian
It will be desirable, if not necessary, that the Vote should be taken on Monday week; and, therefore, that arrangement may be considered as final. The suggestion that the Vote should be placed on the Table is very reasonable, and I will communicate with the Secretary to the Treasury with a view to giving effect to it.
§ MR. W. E. GLADSTONE
Supply will be the first Order, and the Vote on Account will be the first item in Supply.