asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, in view of the present anomalous relations between this House and the public press as to reports of public proceedings of the House and of Committees, it is his intention to propose some reform which, while maintaining the due control of this House over publication of its proceedings, shall relieve the public press from the hazards at which it now discharges important and useful functions towards this House and towards the Country?
§ MR. DISRAELI
Sir, it is not the intention of Her Majesty's Government to introduce at present any measure of the kind to which the hon. Gentleman refers.
Sir, I beg to give Notice that, in order to prevent breaches of Privilege and to determine the present anomalous relations between this House and the public Press, and to relieve the public Press from the hazards at which, it now discharges important and useful functions towards this House and towards the country, I will to-morrow, in case I perceive any strangers in the vicinity of the Chair, call attention thereto; and that I shall do the same on every evening during the Session when I may perceive Strangers in that locality.