§ The House met at Two of the Clock. And, it being the first day of the meeting of this Parliament, pursuant to a Proclamation, Sir Courtenay Peregrine Ilbert, K.C.S.I., C.I.E., Clerk of the House of Commons, Arthur William Nicholson, esquire, and Thomas Lonsdale Webster, esquire, Clerks Assistant, attending in the House, and the other Clerks attending according to their duty, Sir Kenneth Augustus Muir Mackenzie, K.C.B., Clerk of the Crown in Chancery in Great Britain, delivered to the said Sir Courtenay Peregrine Ilbert, K.C.S.I., C.I.E., a Book containing a List of the Names of the Members returned to serve in this Parliament.
§ Several of the Members repaired to their seats.
§ Message to attend the Lords Commissioners by Black Rod.
§ The House went; and a Commission having been read for opening and holding the Parliament, the Lords Commissioners directed the House to proceed to the Election of a Speaker, and to present him To-morrow, at Twelve of the Clock, in the House of Peers for the Royal Approbation.
§ And the House being returned;
§ SIR WILFRID LAWSON
Baronet, stood up, and addressed himself to the Clerk of the House (who standing up, pointed to him, and then sat down).