§ MR. OSMOND WILLIAMS (Merionethshire)
I beg to ask leave to move the adjournment of the House in order to call attention to a definite matter of urgent public importance—namely, the declaration by the Board of Education of the default of the county of Merioneth under the provisions of the Defaulting Authorities Act.
This seems to be the first occasion on which the matter has been brought to the attention of the House, and therefore I think it may fairly be considered one of urgent public importance. But I think it necessary to enter a caveat that, in case of similar Motions being brought forward 306 in relation to other counties, they can hardly be considered as proper ground for adjournment Motions.
The pleasure of the House not having been signified, Mr. DEPUTY-SPEAKER called on those Members who supported the Motion to rise in their places, and not less than forty Members having accordingly risen,
The Motion stood over, under Standing Order No. 10, until this Evening's Sitting.