HC Deb 27 June 1889 vol 337 cc899-900
MR. WADDY (Lincolnshire, Brigg)

I rise, Sir, to move the adjournment of the House for the purpose of discussing a matter of urgent public importance—which is, the conduct of Her Majesty's Government and the Admiralty and Captain Woodward and other of Her Majesty's officers, under the direction and sanction of the Admiralty, as disclosed in the judgment of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court in the case of "The Queen v. Woodward."


I must inform the hon. Member that he is doubly precluded from bringing forward this Motion. The Vote the other night, as I understand, was purposely postponed, and now stands for the 1st of July, to enable the whole question to be gone into; and the hon. Member for Coventry has a Motion on the Paper to go into the whole question of the arrest of Thompson.


I venture without questioning your ruling, Sir—["Order!"] I hope I may be permitted to indicate with great respect the difference which appears to me to exist between the two.


There is no difference. It would be a case of anticipation of the most decided character, and I cannot permit it.

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