§ MR. TREVELYAN (Yorkshire, W. R., Elland)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, whether he can state approximately the date of the introduction of the Education Bill, which has been promised in the King's Speech as the leading measure for the session.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR (Manchester, E.)
In answer to the hon. Gentleman I have to say that I think he is inaccurate in saying that the Education Bill was promised in the King's Speech as the leading measure of the session, because, as he knows, it is an open secret that the rules of procedure have always been considered by the Government to be the first business with which they ought to deal, although, for reasons known to the hon. Gentleman, that was not mentioned in the King's Speech. As regards the substance of his Question, I am afraid I cannot yet state the date of the introduction of the Bill.