HC Deb 16 March 1891 vol 351 c1067
MR. JACOBY (Derbyshire, Mid)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in consideration of the very great interest taken, both in and outside the House, in the Mines (Eight Hours) Bill, he will move the suspension for Wednesday, 18th March, of the Standing Order which prevents the continuance of any Debate upon Opposed Business after 5.30 p.m. on Wednesdays?


The Government have come to the conclusion that it would not be right to ask the House to suspend the Standing Order in this case. A great necessity should be made out for the suspension of the Standing Order on Wednesday, as the early rising on that day is a great relief to the strain on hon. Members and the officers of the House.


Is it not the fact that on Wednesday the 19th of June, and Wednesday the 3rd of July, the Standing Order was suspended?


I have no doubt that the hon. Member is perfectly accurate in the statement he has made as to the suspension of the Standing Order.