HC Deb 10 February 1891 vol 350 cc329-30

(6.13.) Motion made, and Question proposed, That Mr. Bartley be a Member of the Select Committee on the School Board for London (Superannuation) Bill."—(Sir Richard Temple.)

MR. J. G. TALBOT (Oxford University)

I object to the Motion, on the ground that I have a Motion for the appointment of a Select Committee to inquire into the whole subject as affecting teachers in England and Wales. It seems to me it is a subject that should not be dealt with piecemeal, but that before action is taken there should be a general examination into a superannuation system, and it is not desirable to proceed to the nomination of this Committee until the House has had an opportunity of considering the Report of a Committee upon the whole question.

(6.14.) MR. SPEAKER

The position is somewhat peculiar. The Mover and Objector are permitted to make short explanatory statements, but if there is evidence of considerable opposition to the Motion, it is obvious that the discussion cannot proceed now, and under Standing Order XVI., it was never contemplated that it should proceed under these circumstances. I am invested with authority to put the question at once for the Adjournment of the Debate, and as there is evidence of opposition to the Motion, I do so.

Question put, "That the Debate be now adjourned."

SIR R. TEMPLE (Worcester, Evesham)

To what day, Sir.


I am afraid the hon. Baronet must fix the day for himself.



Debate adjourned till to-morrow.

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