HC Deb 20 June 1872 vol 211 c2030

moved that the Bill be placed on the Paper for Tuesday at 2 o'clock, in order to raise the question whether Members, not being Members of the Government, should not have precedence at 2 o'clock on Tuesdays as at 4, and to-morrow he intended asking Mr. Speaker his opinion on the point.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Order for reading the Bill a second time To-morrow be postponed till Tuesday next, at Two of the clock."


thought that, as the question was a novel one, the better way would be to postpone the Bill till Monday next, because it involved the principle whether private Members could fix a Bill equally with the Government for a Morning Sitting.

Question put.

The House divided:—Ayes 3; Noes 13: Majority 10.

House adjourned at a quarter before Two o'clock.