§ MR. CALDWELL
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, with regard to the second Resolution passed on the 28th February, by which whenever any Member in charge of a Bill in Committee, or on Report, desires to withdraw from the Bill any clause or clauses, he may, at the commencement of Public Business at any sitting before such clause, or the first of such clauses, is reached, move that the said clause or clauses cease to form part of the Bill, upon which Motion a Debate may follow, whether he will bring in a Motion to so amend either that Resolution or the Supply Resolution previously passed that no such Motion or Debate following thereon shall take place at the commencement of public business at either of the two last sittings allotted by Resolution No. 1 to Supply.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
It is the fact that Amendments were admitted which would allow private Members to take the course suggested by the hon. Member. But such a course would be so obviously an abuse of the intentions of the House in passing the Rule that I do not think it will be taken advantage of; and as the Rule is only a Sessional Order I do not propose to ask the House to reconsider it at present.