§ On the Motion to go into Committee.
§ MR. CLAUDE HAY
presumed the Motion related to a Bill before the House that afternoon. If that were so, he strongly objected to its being taken that night for the simple reason that when the measure was before the House the Govern- 1348 ment refused to give any information as to the amount of money involved or the number of persons to be employed—in fact they treated the House with contempt. They knew by experience that it was a farce to suppose Parliament would have any control over expenditure of this class.
§ MR. WHITELEY
This is not the Committee; it is only setting up the Committee. I ask for the ruling of the Speaker.
§ Question deferred.
§ And, it being after half-past Eleven of the Clock, Mr. Deputy Speaker adjourned the House without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order.
§ Adjourned at ten minutes before Twelve o'clock.