HC Deb 10 May 1905 vol 145 c1469

The House being met, the Clerk at the Table informed the House of the unavoidable absence of Mr. SPEAKER owing to continued indisposition.

"Whereupon Mr. JAMES WILLIAM LOWTHER, the Chairman of Ways and Means, proceeded to the Table, and, after Prayers, took the Chair as-Deputy Speaker, pursuant to the Standing Order.

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