HC Deb 23 June 1831 vol 4 c280

The Speaker, on the question of adjournment, said, he was anxious to ascertain the feelings of the House as to the hour on which he should in future take the Chair. As that was the first day of private business, and on that account expecting a press of such business, he came down to the House at three o'clock, as he had himself proposed; but as no such press could be expected to-morrow, or in future, he wished to know whether it was the wish of the House that he should take the Chair at three or at four o'clock; [Loud cries of "four o'clock," from all parts of the House.] He begged it therefore to be understood, then, that in future he should not come down to the House till a quarter to four o'clock.