HC Deb 29 February 1888 vol 322 c1787
THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. Smith) (Strand, Westminster)

said, the Rule he now rose to move was in a certain sense a small matter, the change, however, being intended to simplify the proceedings of the House. The existing arrangement required that Bills relating to Religion and Trade should be originated by a preliminary Resolution passed in Committee of the Whole House. The arrangement had been found to be inconvenient, and he, therefore, now proposed its repeal.

Resolved, That the Standing Order of the 9th and 30th of April 1772 concerning Bills relating to Religion and Trade be repealed.—(Mr. W. H. Smith.)