§ MR. THOMAS ELLIS (Merionethshire)
I wish to ask you, Mr. Speaker, a question with regard to the Votes and Proceedings which were issued this morning. Last evening, after the Motion was made to report Progress, the Chancellor of the Exchequer claimed "that the Question be now put." Assent to that was withheld by the hon. Gentleman the Chairman of Committees, but I find no record of it in the Votes. I beg respectfully to ask whether it is not proper that some record of the matter should appear in the Votes?
§ * MR. SPEAKER
The hon. Member was good enough to consult me upon the subject, and I have made inquiry. So far as I can learn what took place, while the House was in Committee, it appears that the Chancellor of the Exchequer did indicate his intention to move "that the Question be now put." (Several hon. MEMBERS:—[He moved it.] In my opinion the intention was sufficiently indicated and ought to appear in the Votes. The omission will be rectified in the next issue.