§ SIR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE
Mr. Speaker, I wish, with your permission, to put a Question to you which I believe it would be for the convenience of many Members to have answered. It is with reference to the debate which will take place on the Rules of Procedure. At the present time the House is occupied in considering the Amendment of the hon. Member for Brighton (Mr. Marriott). If that Amendment should be negatived—that is to say, if the words proposed to be struck out are ordered to stand part of the Question—there are many other Amendments upon the Paper, especially those of the hon. Baronet the Member for Caithness-shire (Sir Tollemache Sinclair), and of the hon. Baronet the Member for the University of London (Sir John Lubbock). The Question I wish to put is whether it will be competent to those hon. Members after the rejection—if it should be rejected—of the Amendment of the hon. Member for Brighton still to move the Amendments which stand upon the Paper in their name?
§ MR. SPEAKER
The Question proposed to the House, and upon which the vote of the House must be taken, is that the words ''when it shall appear to the Speaker" stand part of the Question. The Question was put by me in that form for the purpose of not excluding the other Amendments. The Amend- 1146 ments of the hon. Baronet the Member for Caithness-shire and of the hon. Baronet the Member for the University of London are, therefore, both open to be moved in the case of the rejection of the Amendment of the hon. Member for Brighton.