§ MR. CHAPLIN
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if his attention has been directed to a memorial addressed to him, on the 23rd of April last, on behalf of a great number of members of both parties in the House of Commons, praying that facilities might be given to refer the Beer Bill to a Grand Committee, by the concession of an hour of the time at the disposal of the Government, and whether he will accede to that request.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
My attention has been called to the memorial of 23rd April. I do not think it is desirable at the moment to give any other answer than that already given to similar questions. The time of the session has not come when it is usual or convenient to make any definite statement on the subject.