HC Deb 14 February 1893 vol 8 cc1398-9
MR. CHILLY (Mayo, N.)

I wish to know, Sir, if I may put a personal question to you. Will you allow me to ask you whether, in view of the exceedingly dangerous and most unseemly crush—


I rise to Order. I do not think the House ought to be disturbed.


It is true Public Business has commenced, but I understood that the hon. Member wished to put a question on a point of Order, and I did not interrupt him under those circumstances.


It was a personal question. I wished to know whether, in view of the scene that occurred in the House yesterday, you will on the next great occasion—for instance, on the Second Reading of the Home Rule Bill—you will kindly allow Members to take their seats as early as they like to arrive?


Does the House wish me to say anything on the subject? I will do so if it is desired, and I am bound to say that the results of yesterday's experiment, when I ordered that the doors of the House should not be opened until 12 o'clock, though not entirely successful, have been greatly exaggerated. I may say to the House that one hon. Member was reported to me to have been dangerously injured, but when I condoled With him this morning he told me that he had stepped into the House with great alacrity, and had secured a most favourable position.