HC Deb 17 February 1881 vol 258 c1091

said, he wished to ask a Question in reference to the New Rule No. 14. The New Rule was in the following terms:— That no Member shall be allowed to speak more than once to the same Question; unless the Member in charge of the Bill, or any Member who has made a Motion, or moved an Amendment, desires to offer explanations. He wished to know whether a Member who moved an Amendment was not in exactly the same position as the Member in charge of the Bill?


I have some hesitations answering the Question of the hon. Member, because the Rule to which he refers applies to proceedings in Committee; and, as the House knows, questions of Order in Committee are settled by the Chairman At the same time I apprehend that there can be no doubt that the construction put on the Rule by the hon. Member is quite correct.