HC Deb 30 April 1883 vol 278 c1407

The House being met, the Clerk at the Table informed the House of the unavoidable Absence of Mr. Speaker on account of continued indisposition:—

Whereupon Sir Arthur Otway, the Chairman of Ways and Means, proceeded to the Table as Deputy Speaker, and after Prayers counted the House, and 40 Members being present, took the Chair pursuant to the Standing Order.

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