HC Deb 15 June 1871 vol 207 c120

said, he had learnt with great astonishment that the Government intended to proceed to-morrow at the Morning Sitting to discuss the Report of the Committee on Public Business. He protested against such a course being pursued without due notice, and at an hour when professional Members of the House must necessarily be absent. He begged to move the adjournment of the House.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House do now adjourn."—(Mr. Cavendish Bentinck.)


said, the Government were anxious to proceed with the subject to-morrow, not so much in their own interest as in that of private Members. The discussion would be confined to two proposals which had been made by the Committee—that relating to the power of counting out on Tuesdays and Fridays, which the Government proposed should not be exercised until halfpast 9 o'clock, when there had been a Morning Sitting, and that relating to the exclusion of strangers.

Motion, by leave, withdrawn.