HC Deb 05 June 1899 vol 72 cc293-5

Resolution reported:

"That it is expedient to authorise the imposition of the following Stamp Duties upon certain Memorials under any Act of the present Session relating to the Friends Provident Institution:—

For and upon the first Memorial enrolled of the names of the persons who shall he deemed held and taken to he Trustees of the Institution, or of any special fund of the Institution, the sum of Five Pounds;

And upon every other such Memorial in which the name of any person shall for the first time be inserted as a Trustee of the Institution the sum of Five Pounds."

Resolution agreed to.

Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the Committee on the Friends Provident Institution Bill, That they have power to make provision therein pursuant to the said Resolution.—(Dr. Farquharson.)


Motion made and Question proposed "That Standing Orders 204 and 235 be suspended, and that the Bill be now road a second time."—(Dr. Farquharson.)

*MR. JOHN ELLIS (Nottingham, Rushcliffe)

Will the hon. Gentleman give some reason for his motion? These Orders have been drawn with very great care, and they provide that a certain time should be allowed for notice. I think this practice of moving the suspension of the Standing Orders is one that requires being made with much caution.

DR. FARQUHARSON (Aberdeenshire, West)

I understand the reason is that the promoters of the Bill made a mistake in not having given notice in time before the holidays.


Is anyone damnified by it?

MR. JAMES LOWTHER (Kent, Thanet)

As a member of the Standing Orders Committee, I join the hon. Member in saying that care ought to be taken that motions of this kind should not be too repeatedly made. Of course the Standing Orders Committee take into consideration cases such as are here referred to. When it is represented to them that in consequence of the holidays parties would be prejudiced, the Committee is in the habit of granting indulgence.

*Mr. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)

This Motion has the approval of the Chairman of Committees, and the House may be perfectly certain that no one is damnified by it.

Question put and agreed to.

Bill accordingly read a second time, and committed.