HC Deb 14 March 1907 vol 171 c256

called attention to an apparent discrepancy in the Standing Order by which it was intended to provide that not more than one day should be allotted to the Vote on account or to the Report of that Vote.


said that possibly there might be a little confusion in consequence of the words "sitting" and "day" being used in the same Standing Order, both, in his judgment, being now equivalents. In the last Parliament there were two sittings per diem; now there was only one. Therefore, to take a concrete case, if, yesterday, the Report of Supply had not come to an end at 8.15, when a private Member's Motion was taken, it would have been his duty at eleven o'clock, when the order was again called, to put the Question.

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