HC Deb 05 June 1866 vol 183 cc1946-7

"That Mr. Speaker, &c."— QUESTION.


said, he had paid great attention to the point of order decided by the Speaker at an early hour that morning, but had not been fortunate enough to discover the particular Standing Order relating to so very unusual an oocurrence as the dropping of the other Amendments when the first Amendment to the Motion for going into Committee was withdrawn. He had looked with great attention to the Standing Order of the 19th of July, 1854, which was that to which the Speaker had referred; but, as far as he understood it, it put no restriction on moving subsequent Amendments after the first Amendment had been withdrawn.


In answer to the hon. Member, I think there is only one misapprehension which prevents him from seeing the application of the rule which I yesterday described, and that misapprehension I can at once remove. He says that when an Amendment is withdrawn subsequent Amendments may be moved; but yesterday, although it was proposed that the Amendment should be withdrawn, the House did not consent to that withdrawal, and the Amendment accordingly was negatived. The hon. Member does not appear to be aware of the fact, but such is the state of the case; and the Standing Order itself, coupled with this piece of information, will, I am sure, make the subject quite clear to him.