§ MR. CHILDERS (Edinburgh, S.)
May I ask when Her Majesty's Government propose to take the Vote on Account for the Civil Service?
§ MR. HENRY H. FOWLER (Wolverhampton, E.)
I thought there was an understanding that the Navy Estimates were to be taken on Thursday.
§ MR. W. H. SMITH
The Navy Estimates, the Supplementary Navy Estimates, and the Vote on Account for the Civil Service will all be down on Thursday. On the Motion that the Speaker do leave the Chair to go into Committee on the Navy Estimates, it will be competent for hon. Members to bring forward Amendments relating to such Estimates;but we shall be able to proceed with the Supplementary Navy Estimates and the Vote on Account for the Civil Service without any further Motion that the Speaker do leave the Chair.
§ MR. ARTHUR O'CONNOR (Donegal, E.)
As a point of Order, may I ask you, Sir, if it is practicable for the Government to take a Vote on Account without first moving that you leave the Chair?
§ MR. ARTHUR O'CONNOR
Has it not invariably been in reference to Supplementary Estimates as distinct from Votes on Account? Is it not competent for any hon. Member to move an 377 Amendment to the Question that you leave the Chair for the purpose of considering a Vote on Account?
§ MR. SPEAKER
No;it is not competent for an hon. Member to move an Amendment to the Motion that the Speaker leave the Chair for the purpose of considering a Vote on Account. The distinction which the hon. Member draws is incorrect, and it would be my duty to leave the Chair at once on the Motion being made, on Monday or Thurday that the House go into Committee for the purpose of considering either Supplementary Estimates or a Vote on Account.