HC Deb 26 July 1898 vol 62 cc1301-2

Mr. Speaker, I rise to call your attention to a grave mistake on the Order Paper. If you will turn your eye to page 19 to the Notices of Motion on the Committee on Merchant Shipping (Mercantile Marine Fund) Bill, you will find that there are two Amendments put down in the name of a person who is not a Member of this House at all; they are down in the name of a person named Doughty. I want to know, Sir, what can be done in this serious difficulty. I cannot, of course, make a suggestion, but I hope that both the Amendment and the amender will be expunged. I ask your advice, Sir, with regard to this serious infringement of the liberties of the House.


The Notice of Motion has been left by inadvertence on the Paper, but I will give instructions that it shall not be there on another day.


And I trust, Sir, that those instructions will be indefinitely extended.

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