HC Deb 16 March 1891 vol 351 cc1067-8
MR. WALTER M'LAREN (Cheshire, Crewe)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether with a view to prevent the waste of time caused by counts out when Private Members' Motions are being discussed, the Government will consider the advisability of asking the House to alter the Standing Orders governing business on Tuesday nights so as to allow Private Members' Bills to take precedence of Motions, and on Friday nights, so as to allow more than one Division to be taken on Motions or Amendments on going into Committee of Supply?


A strong case should be made out before any attempt is made to revise the Standing Orders of the House. At present I am not prepared to undertake that task.