HC Deb 12 March 1889 vol 333 c1548

Motion made, and Question proposed, That a Supplementary sum, not exceeding £200, be granted to Her Majesty, to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March 1, 1889, for certain expenses of the Law Agents in Scotland for Government Departments.

DR. CAMERON (Glasgow, College)

I beg to move to report Progress.

Motion made, and Question proposed,

"That the Chairman do report Progress, and ask leave to sit again."—(Dr. Cameron.)


I would appeal to hon. Members to make progress with the Vote, even although only a few minutes remain.

MR. HUNTER (Aberdeen, N.)

It is perfectly idle to begin a discussion, when only 10 minutes remain, upon a question which involves a very grave Constitutional matter.


I will not resist hon. Members from Scotland, but they must be aware that there is a date beyond which it will be impossible for the Government to take Supply in compliance with the law; and, therefore, if the Committee of Supply is not likely to be closed before that date, the Government will be compelled to ask further privileges from the House at the expense of the rights and privileges of private Members.

Question put, and agreed to.

Progress reported.