HC Deb 06 July 1893 vol 14 c953

The House being met, the Clerk at the Table informed the House that, from the cause intimated to the House yesterday, Mr. Speaker was unavoidably prevented from taking the Chair at the meeting of the House this day.

Whereupon Mr. Mellor, Chairman of Ways and Means, proceeded to the Table, and, after Prayers, took the Chair as Deputy Speaker pursuant to the Standing Order.