§ Order for resuming Adjourned Debate thereupon [3rd May] read.
§ MR. MONK
moved that the Order of the day for the adjourned debate on the Public Business (Half-past 12 Rule) be discharged. He made this Motion with great reluctance and considerable regret, because his proposal that the Rule should not apply to the Motion for Leave to bring in a Bill, or to any Bill which had passed through Committee, had received the support of the Government, and also because there was a general and growing feeling on both sides of the House that some modification was required of a Rule which placed irresponsible power in the hands of a single Member of that House. He left the matter with confidence in the hands of Her Majesty's Government, who, he understood, intended to deal with that and other matters connected with Public Business early next Session.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Order discharged.