HC Deb 13 May 1885 vol 298 c438

said, he had to make the usual Motion with regard to Ascension Day—a day the observance of which was recognized by the Church to which the vast majority of the Members of the House belonged.

Motion made, and Question proposed, That Committees shall not sit To-morrow, being Ascension Day, until Two of the clock, and have leave to sit until Six of the clock, notwithstanding the sitting of the House."—(Mr. Gladstone.)


said, he should not trouble the House with a speech, but he must take a division.

Question put.

The House divided:—Ayes 54; Noes 4: Majority 50.—(Div. List, No. 185.)

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