HC Deb 22 May 1879 vol 246 c1109

Order for Committee thereupon read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair."—(Sir Henry Selwin-Ibbetson.)


said, that it was not usual for Mr. Speaker to leave the Chair in order that the House might go into Committee and provide for expenses arising out of a Bill until it had passed its second reading. Moreover, it was later than half-past 12, and the Bill in question was opposed by his hon. and learned Friend the Member for Oxford (Sir William Harcourt).


said, that this was merely a formal stage of the Bill, the object of which was to sanction, by Resolution of the House, the amount of salary to be paid in case the Bill should be passed.

Question put.

The House divided:—Ayes 22; Noes 13: Majority 9.—(Div. List, No. 108.)

Main Question, "That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair," put, and agreed to.

Matter considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)

Resolved, That it is expedient to authorize the payment, out of moneys to be provided by Parliament, of additional Salary to any Officer which may become payable under the provisions of any Act of the present Session to amend the Law respecting the manner of passing Grants under the Great Seal, and respecting Officers connected therewith.

Resolution to be reported To-morrow.