HC Deb 23 February 1888 vol 322 cc1350-1

Motion made, and Question proposed, That to-morrow a Committee be appointed to consider of authorizing the Secretary of State in Council of India to raise money in the United Kingdom for the purchase of the Oudh and Rohilcund Railway, and for the construction, extension, and equipment of Railways in India through the agency of Companies (Queen's Recommendation signified)."—(Sir John Gorst.)

MR. T. M. HEALY (Longford, N.)

said, he should like to know upon what grounds the Motion was made without Notice? Would the hon. Gentleman the Under Secretary for India (Sir John Gorst) say whether this was a formal Motion?


said, it had been the practice for a great number of years to make this Motion. It was merely a Motion for setting up to-morrow a Committee in which he should move that a Bill be brought in. When the Committee was set up the hon. and learned Member would have the opportunity of discussing the matter if he thought fit. The practice of setting up Committees in this way was one which had boon pursued possibly for centuries.

Question put, and agreed to.

House adjourned at a quarter after One o'clock.