HC Deb 26 February 1880 vol 250 cc1449-50

THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUERmoved— That the Orders of the Day he postponed until after the Notice of Motion relating to the Business of the House (Order in Debate).


asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what course he intended to pursue with regard to his Resolution? He hoped the debate on the Main Question might terminate that night; and in that case, he wished to know whether the Resolution would then be considered in a Committee of the Whole House, so that the Amendments which were on the Paper, many of which were Amendments of words, could be considered? This course would save considerable time, and enable the Government to give explanations on points not possible to be discussed in the House. He was sure the Motion would be put in such a form as would enable the Amendments to be moved.


said, he apprehended that the Resolution would be moved in the Whole House. He did not see how they could be conveniently moved in Committee. Of course, was open to any hon. Gentleman to move any Amendment he might please, and he supposed that Amendments would be moved at various stages, one after the other, in the regular manner.


asked whether, after a decision was come to on the Main Question, it would be competent for any hon. Member to move an Amendment?


I presume it will be the wish of the House that the Amendments should be taken in succession in the order in which they stand on the Paper.


May I ask if the Question is put on the first Amendment, "That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Question," and decided in the negative, will not that preclude any subsequent Amendments?


In answer to the hon. and learned Member, I wish to state I shall not put the Question in that form. If it were so put, any subsequent Amendment would, of course, be excluded.

Motionagreed to.

Ordered,That the Orders of the Day be postponed until after the Notice of Motion relating to the Business of the House (Order in Debate).—(Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer.)

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