HC Deb 18 February 1895 vol 30 cc962-3

I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has observed the growing tendency to anticipate, in the form of Amendments on the Address in reply to Her Majesty's Gracious Speech, special Motions ordinarily subject to the contingencies of the Ballot; and, whether, in view of the multifarious Amendments on the Address this Session, he will consider what steps can be taken to limit Amendments in future Sessions to the contents of the Speech, so that the House may earlier proceed to the despatch of business?


My hon. Friend may fool sure that I am fully alive to the inconvenience of which he speaks, but perhaps for this Session, at all events, the disorder has reached the point of convalescence. In regard to next Session, however, I should be very glad to consult with my hon. Friend as to what steps may be taken to prevent a recurrence of this unfortunate complaint.