HC Deb 02 April 1883 vol 277 c1271

Order read for resuming Adjourned Debate on Second Beading [14th March].


rose to Order. He had given in a Notice of opposition to this Bill on the 19th of March, and it would be remembered that the House only sat until the 20th of March, when it adjourned for the Easter Recess. He asked Mr. Speaker to decide whether the days which intervened before the House re-assembled on the 29th of March would count in the time allowed for renewing his Notice of opposition? It had been the practice for, perhaps, 100 years in the Courts of Justice not to take into account the Vacation intervals in deciding the time within which pleadings had to be delivered.


The Standing Order relating to this subject seems to me very clear and positive. The Notice of opposition on the part of the hon. and learned Member having been given on the 19th of March, and not renewed, it does not now apply to the Motion before the House.

Notice taken, that 40 Members were not present; House counted, and 40 Members not being present,

House adjourned at a quarter after Two o'clock.