HC Deb 10 March 1899 vol 68 c428

The House being met, the Clerk at the Table informed the House of the unavoidable absence of Mr. Speaker, owing to the continuance of his indisposition:—

Whereupon MB. JAMES WILLIAM LOWTHER (Cumberland, Penrith, CHAIRMAN of WAYS and MEANS), proceeded to the Table, and, after Prayers, took the Chair as Deputy Speaker, pursuant to the Standing Order, at Three of the clock.