HC Deb 01 April 1892 vol 3 cc464-5
MR. J. CHAMBERLAIN (Birmingham, W.)

I rise, Sir, to a point of Order. The hon. Member for Mid-Glamorgan (Mr. S. T. Evans) had yesterday a Notice on the Paper of a Motion to add two Members to the Select Committee upon the Birmingham Water Bill, both of them to be chosen by the House, and he named the hon. Members whom he desired to add. I then objected to the Motion, which accordingly stood over for to-day. The Motion appears on the Paper to-day in a totally different form and raises a different question. The hon. Member now proposes that two Members shall be added to the Committee, but he nominates only one Member to be added by the House, leaving the other to be nominated by the Committee of Selection. This raises a wholly different issue, and is not the Motion which stood over for to-day on objection being taken yesterday.


The alteration has not been made in consultation with me; and certainly, as it stands, it is a new proposition, and if opposed must stand over for Monday.


I oppose it.

MR. S. T. EVANS (Glamorgan, Mid.))

It appears on the Paper "by Order," Mr. Speaker.


It does not appear by Order in the altered form, and that it is so printed on the Paper is an error.


By the indulgence of the House I may be allowed to say that I made the alteration to meet the view, as I thought, of the right hon. Gentleman himself, and if I may appeal to the right hon. Gentleman the matter might as well be discussed to-day.


Order, order! The matter is not one to be settled between the hon. Gentleman and the right hon. Gentleman, but is a matter for the House at large.

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