presented a petition from Birmingham, agreed to at a public meeting, and signed by the Mayor.
§ MR. DARBY GRIFFITH
said, he rose to a point of order. He did not like to interrupt the hon. Gentleman the Member for Birmingham whilst he was presenting the petition they had just heard, but he would ask as a matter of practice, whether petitions could be presented after the proper time, and after the Questions on the Paper had been asked?
§ MR. SPEAKER
The time for presenting petitions is before five o'clock, and up to that hour, at any moment when there is no business before the House, a Member is perfectly in order in presenting petitions.