HC Deb 12 February 1872 vol 209 cc215-6

said, he would remind the right hon. Gentleman the Chancellor of the Exchequer that by fixing the discussion of his Resolutions on this subject for to-morrow, he would seriously interfere with the privileges of private Members—a proceeding not well calculated to expedite business. With a view to remedy that injustice, he trusted that the Resolutions would be taken on some Government night.


said, he should be sorry to encroach on the domain of private Members, but his Motion for to-morrow would be postponed until the House had disposed of all the Motions of private Members, with the exception of those of the hon. Member for Gloucester (Mr. Monk) and the hon. Member for North Warwickshire (Mr. Newdegate), who had kindly given way.


said, he would willingly postpone the Motion which stood in his name until that of the right hon. Gentleman the Chancellor of the Exchequer had been disposed of. That Motion had been suggested to him by the state of the Public Business at the close of the last Session. But one circumstance weighed with him very much, and that was the absence of the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Kilmarnock (Mr. Bouverie), and he was unwilling that the subject should come forward until that right hon. Gentleman was present, who had had a share in bringing the Committee of last year to some of the Resolutions it had come to. He, therefore, would not urge the Government to proceed to-morrow with this subject.


said, that under any circumstances he would go on with his Motion to-morrow, whatever course the Chancellor of the Exchequer might think proper to take. If, however, the right hon. Gentleman went on to-morrow he would yield him precedence.


rose amid cries of "Order."


said, that the House was now engaged upon "Questions," and the observations of the last two speakers had exceeded the limits of Questions. There being no Question before the House that discussion was irregular.