HC Deb 22 July 1902 vol 111 c913
MR. COGHILL (Stoke-upon-Trent)

I beg to ask leave to move the adjournment of the House in order to call attention to a matter of urgent public importance — namely, the impending departure from England, four days before the long vacation, of the Lord Chief Justice and Mr. Justice Bigham, which, in the opinion of many, amounts to a gross dereliction of duty and a grave public scandal.


The hon. Member must surely be aware that that is a matter which cannot be discussed on a Motion for the adjournment of the House. It has frequently been ruled that a Motion affecting the conduct or character of His Majesty's Judges cannot be discussed on a Motion for adjournment.