§ MR. BRYCE
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the plan he indicated yesterday of taking the Second Reading of the Licensing Bill on Monday, April 7th, will be adhered to and what business will be taken on the Thursday following.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I am not in a position to give any information as to the latter part of the Question, but, as I indicated yesterday, the first business on the Monday will be the Second Reading of the Licensing Bill and the reference of that Bill to a Grand Committee. When that is disposed of, I propose to put down Estimates of as non-controversial a character as I can find. I propose to take Class I. with the exception of the Irish Votes, but including those for the Treasury, the Privy Council Office, the Privy Seal Office, the Charity Commissioners, the Registrar of the Friendly Societies, and the Audit Department: while in Class II. the Votes taken will be 3, 7, 7a, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 17. Of course we shall take the Licensing Bill tonight if we can, although I do not think it is likely.