HC Deb 07 May 1891 vol 353 c340

I regret that I have to call the attention of the House to a serious matter which took place yesterday in connection with the right hon. Gentleman the First Lord of the Treasury who has been recently appointed to a position of emolument under the Crown. The right hon. Gentleman yesterday morning actually voted in connection with a certain Motion in this House, and I feel bound to seriously object to his so acting, after having accepted an office of emolument under the Crown.


There has been no breach of order. The practice is well settled. The right hon. Gentleman's appointment was not completed, and he was entitled to vote.


Of course, Sir, I bow to your ruling, as I always do. But I should like to explain that hon. Members who know the procedure of the House told me about this case, and therefore I thought that it was only my duty to bring the matter forward.

House adjourned at five minutes after Twelve o'clock.