HC Deb 15 February 1856 vol 140 c836

On the Motion that the House at its rising adjourn till Monday next,


said, he wished to ask whether any arrangement had been made for securing to the Speaker for the time being the nomination or recommendation to the Crown of the officers of that House, more especially those who sat at the table?


said, the Bill now in progress through the House gave the appointment of those officers to the Crown, according to an arrangement made some time ago. He should deem it to be his duty—and no doubt his successors would feel it to be their duty—to place the appointments so made on record, and to act under the advice of the Speaker with regard to them.


Then the power of appointment would, in fact, be vested in the Treasury.

Motion, for adjournment agreed to.