HC Deb 18 June 1860 vol 159 cc561-2

Sir, considering the advanced period of the Session and the quantity of business which still remains to be transacted I hope there will be no objection to the Motion which I have to make, in conformity with the ordinary usage, that the Government take an additional Order Day; and, as Friday is now a Motion Day, that for the rest of the Session Orders of the Day have precedence of Notices of Motion on Fridays, and Government Orders precedence of others. I hope hon. Members will have no objection to an arrangement which will tend very much to facilitate public business.


said, he wished to know whether the noble Lord proposes to allow the system still to continue by which questions are put on the Motion for Adjournment, and by which, in effect, one Motion has precedence over all the Orders.


That is a matter with which Government cannot interfere; it must rest in the discretion of private Members.


said, he would beg to ask whether any alteration will be made by the new arrangement in the position of the Savings Bank Bill, which at present stands first in the list for Friday.


If any alteration be made notice will be given to the House either to-night or to-morrow.

Resolved, That upon Friday next, and upon every succeeding Friday during the remainder of the Session, Orders of the Day have precedence of Notices of Motions, Government Orders of the Day having priority.