HC Deb 17 June 1907 vol 176 c173
LORD R. CECIL (Marylebone, E.)

I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether any steps have been taken by the Government to carry out the pledge, given by Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer before Easter, that they would introduce a Standing Order dealing with the practice of setting down Motions and introducing Bills for the purpose of hindering Parliamentary discussion.


A proposed Order will be submitted to the Opposition Whip this week. I think the noble Lord, if he looks at the Order Paper, will see that the question is not really so very urgent. There are six blocking Motions on the Paper all affecting India, and of these five are in the names of hon. Members on that side of the House.