HC Deb 26 June 1882 vol 271 c416

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, If he will, when the consideration of the Procedure Resolutions is resumed, make or entertain any proposal with a view to bringing the nightly labors of the House of Commons to a close within reasonable hours; and if at, or after, midnight there would be any practical objection to allowing such members as might think that any question had then been sufficiently debated, to give their votes by means of an instrument in writing personally delivered to some officer of the House appointed for that purpose?


Sir, with regard to this Question, I am afraid there would be no advantage in entering upon a discussion of particular points connected with the Procedure Resolutions, at a time when we cannot give effect to any view we may entertain. I believe it will be for the convenience of the House that the whole of them should be reserved until the time approaches when we can conveniently discuss them.