HC Deb 02 August 1904 vol 139 cc540-1
MR. WHITLEY (Halifax)

asked the Speaker a Question as to the Orders of the Day. No. 7 of the Orders referred to a proposal to recommit the Post Office Sites Bill, which had already passed through Committee, and Order 43 dealt with a Committee Resolution with regard to the same Bill. He understood on a previous occasion it was necessary to have a Resolution of the House before the Committee upstairs could proceed to consider the Bill, inasmuch as it involved expenditure.


I think the hon. Member had better wait until the Order is called on.

THE POSTMASTER - GENERAL (Lord STANLEY,) Lancashire, Westhoughton

The circumstances are these. We found that a money Resolution was not necessary if I put the purchase-money for the various sites on next year's Votes, when I shall be in a position to give the full details of the prices I ask the House to pay for the sites. That course it is proposed to take.


But I am raising a much more serious point than that.


This is not the time to raise it.


Very well, Sir, I will raise it when the Bill is taken.