HC Deb 05 April 1889 vol 334 cc1698-9
VISCOUNT WOLMER (Hampshire, Petersfield)

I beg leave to move that Mr. Speaker do issue his warrant for a New Writ for the City of Birmingham, Central Division, in the room of the Right Hon. John Bright, deceased.


Before the Writ is moved, I should like to ask a question of the noble Lord—namely, whether before moving the Writ he had communicated with the Whips in the usual manner, because the customary course is to move for new Writs at the time of public business? I do not see any of the hon. Members present who usually interest themselves in these matters.


I first of all ascertained from the noble Lord that he had communicated with the Whips and with the hon. Member (Mr. Dillwyn), who gave notice yesterday of his intention to move the Writ. The noble Lord stated that he had done so, and I then gave permission for the Writ to be moved.


I communicated with the hon. Member for West Nottingham (Mr. A. Morley).

Motion agreed to.