§ MR. LABOUCHERE
said, he rose to make the Motion of which ho had given Notice, in connection with the case of "Gurney v. Bradlaugh." He understood that the hon. Member for North Warwickshire (Mr. Newdegate) opposed this upon the idea that the action was not going on. But, of course, the House would see that as the Petition had been presented by solicitors, there was sufficient evidence to the contrary. As a matter of fact, a similar application was made by the hon. and learned Member for Chatham (Mr. Gorst), in the case of the hon. Member for North Warwickshire himself, and he (Mr. La-bouchere) did not object to this, because it was only fair and reasonable in such matters that the parties concerned should have all the Papers which they required.
Motion made, and Question proposed,
That leave be given to the proper Officer to attend the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice with the said paper writing and copy of the New Testament."—(Mr. Labouchere.)
§ MR. NEWDEGATE
asked, if the Motion could be proceeded with at that hour, seeing that he opposed it?
§ MR. SPEAKER
The question being raised, and Notice of Motion by the hon. Member for Northampton having been given at the last Sitting, the Motion cannot be taken, consistently with the Standing Order.