HC Deb 24 April 1882 vol 268 cc1272-3

, who had a Notice standing on the Paper to the effect— That the practice of appointing clerks of the Treasury Office, and other gentlemen who have acted as private secretaries to Prime Ministers and Chancellors of the Exchequer, to important posts in Departments of the Civil Service other than the Treasury, is calculated to discourage zeal and industry in such Departments to the prejudice of the Public Service, remarked that, although he regarded the subject of his Notice as one of great importance, still, as it appeared to be the general wish of the House that the Prime Minister should be allowed to make his Financial Statement at as early an hour as possible, he had yielded to the suggestion of his hon. Friends around him that he should withdraw his Motion. He therefore begged leave to give Notice that he should postpone his Motion until the next occasion when the House was asked to go into Committee of Supply.