HC Deb 15 June 1891 vol 354 c411
MR. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)

I wish to ask a question about the Orders of the Day. On Friday last the House went on with business until after 1 o'clock, and there was on the Paper an Order in which I was interested, and which is now marked dropped. I gave no instructions that it should be dropped; and the Standing Order seems to suggest that if an Order is not reached it will appear on the Paper at the next Sitting of the House.


The hon. Gentleman has himself explained the reason why the Order was dropped. It was dropped because the hon. Gentleman had given no instructions on the subject.


In the circumstances in question, the Standing Order says that the Order shall stand for the next day on which the House may sit, and I concluded, therefore, that it would stand for to-day.


Instructions should have been given, or an intimation conveyed to the Clerk at the Table. No instructions, however, were given.