HC Deb 31 March 1884 vol 286 c1130

The House being met, the Clerk at the Table informed the House of the unavoidable absence of Mr. SPEAKER on account of severe indisposition: —

Whereupon Sir ARTHUR OTWAY, the Chairman of Ways and Means, proceeded to the Table as Deputy Speaker, and 40 Members being present, took the Chair pursuant to the Standing Order.

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