HC Deb 15 April 1889 vol 335 cc587-8

Motion made, and Question proposed, That a sum, not exceeding £38,244, be granted to Her Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1890, for the salaries and expenses of the offices of the House of Lords.

MR. LABOUCHERE (Northampton)

I would ask the Representatives of the Government whether at 20 minutes to 12 o'clock they seriously think of going on with Supply? They have only 20 minutes before them, and as this is a controversial vote, I do not think they will gain anything by going on with Supply. As the Secretary to the Treasury will see, there are four or five Amendments on different points on the Paper, so that if we were to discuss the vote the discussion could lead to nothing. I do not wish to Move to report Progress, as I am net speaking with a view to obstruction or anything of that kind.


I thought it our duty under the circumstances to attempt to obtain Supply, but if the hon. Gentleman thinks it would be useless to proceed with the Votes, we will not insist on the matter. I move to report Progress.

Question "That the Chairman report Progress and ask leave to sit again," [Mr. Jackson,] put, and agreed to.

Committee report Progress, to sit again to-morrow.