HC Deb 09 April 1895 vol 32 cc1366-7

On the resumption of the Adjourned Debate on the Motion for leave to bring in a Bill, it was proposed to postpone the Order to Monday, the 22nd instant.

DR. CLARK (Caithness)

asked when the Government intended to bring in the Bill?


It would be the second Order on the Monday.


said, that meant it would be again reached at midnight.

MR. T. R. BUCHANAN (Aberdeenshire, E.)

protested against the way this Bill was being put off. Scotch Members had been kept waiting on the chance of the Order being reached that night, and now they were to be hurried back on the Monday that the House reassembled on the same chance. He moved that the Bill be put down for the Thursday.

DR. MACGREGOR (Inverness-shire)

seconded that Amendment.


said, he hoped the Amendment would not be persisted in. The Government strongly desired to bring in the Bill. As a Scotch Member he was himself interested in it. They were pledged to bring on the Factories Bill immediately after the Recess, and would put this Bill down next.

MR. T. H. COCHRANE (Ayrshire, N.)

said, that it would be an inconvenience to him as a Scotch Member to return on the Monday.


said, it had been usual to take Estimates on the first day after a Recess.

It being now midnight, the Debate stood adjourned, and the Order was put down for Monday the 22nd.