HC Deb 04 July 1881 vol 262 c1966

said, he desired to put a Question to the Speaker. They had given up the practice of reading the Questions that were upon the Paper, and it had occurred to him that they might also dispense with the reading of Notices of Questions. If an hon. Member desired to give Notice of a Question he might hand it to the Clerk at the Table. In making that suggestion he desired to ask whether the Speaker saw any objection to it?


The House, by its action with reference to putting Questions in the House, has saved very considerable time in that process, because the House has by its own action called on Members having Questions on the Paper not to read those Questions. No doubt, if the House thought proper to go still further and require that Notices of Questions should not be put at full length, but brought to the Table, a still further saving of time might take place.