HC Deb 09 July 1907 vol 177 c1536

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rose and said: I am sorry to interrupt the hon. Member, but I have a painful duty to perform. A Member of this House has been taken ill in the immediate precincts of this Chamber, and has, I regret to say, succumbed to the attack of illness with which he was seized. In these circumstances, I think it is right that I should move that you, Sir, do report progress. I remember a case many years ago when a similar course was followed when a Member of the House died in the library; and I think in this case as in that, when a colleague is removed from among us in this striking and startling manner, it is right and proper that ,we should adjourn. I will not say anything on this occasion as to the loss we have sustained. He was a strenuous Member of this House, a keen politician, and as a man universally respected. The best course we can follow now is to report progress.

Committee report Progress; to sit again to-morrow.

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