§ MR. AUSTIN TAYLOR (Liverpool, E. Toxteth)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he will give the necessary facilities for enabling the further stages of the Church Discipline (No. 1) Bill to be proceeded with during the present session.
§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
As my hon. friend is well aware, the policy I have always recommended the House to adopt with regard to the two Bills which have been read a second time is to send both to a Committee. My hon. friend is probably also aware that it would be impossible for the Government to give facilities for a Bill, whatever its merits, which is of a controversial character.
§ MR. AUSTIN TAYLOR
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the favourable condition of public business in this House, and the absence of controversial matters?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
Perhaps my hon. friend will allow me to wait a month or two before expressing a final judgment on the opinion he has just expressed.