§ Resolutions [6th June] reported.
§ First Twenty-two Resolutions agreed to.
§ SIR HENRY SELWIN-IBBETSON
took occasion, when the Vote for the Post Office was read by the Clerk at the Table, to refer to an error of £440 in connection with the Money Order Office which, he said, had been pointed out on the previous evening by the hon. Baronet the Member for Chelsea 1388 (Sir Charles W. Dilke). To rectify that error, he contemplated at first moving the reduction of the Vote by that amount; but he had been informed that if that course were taken, there would appear to be a discrepancy between the Estimate and the sum voted, which might lead to serious misapprehension and irregularity in future years. The better plan, therefore, he thought, would be to allow the extra sum to pass, on the distinct understanding that it would be repaid into the Exchequer.
§ SIR CHARLES W. DILKE
would offer no objection to the course proposed by the hon. Baronet. At the same time, he should like to have the opinion of the hon. Member for Chester (Mr. Raikes) as to whether it was not an ordinary mode of proceeding to move the reduction of a Vote on the Report of Supply?
§ It being ten minutes before Seven of the clock, the further Proceeding on Consideration of the said Resolutions stood adjourned till Thursday next.
§ House adjourned at Seven o'clock, till Thursday next.