HC Deb 05 July 1909 vol 7 cc991-2

Order read for Consideration on report of Resolution relating to salaries, etc. (Labour Exchanges).

Mr. H. J. TENNANT (Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade)

This is a financial Resolution and I understand that according to the Rules of the House it is possible to take it at this hour. Naturally, I would not wish to do anything inconvenient to hon. Members at this time of night, but I would like to point out that a good many people have been told that the Committee will meet this morning at 12 o'clock, and they will come down specially to debate this matter.


On a point of order, Mr. Speaker, are we entitled to object to this stage being taken now? If so, I do object.


I think there is an understanding that in a case of this sort notice should always be given to the Opposition if such a Motion is to be taken. Whether such notice has been given or not I do not know. [OPPOSITION cries of "No."]


Notice was given yesterday. I only wish to point out that it will be a great inconvenience to hon. Gentlemen on both sides of the House if this Motion is not taken now.


In view of the fact that the Finance Bill has been closured seven times to-day, I think it unreasonable to ask us to deal with this matter at this hour.

Report upon Resolution deferred till this day,

And it being after half-past Eleven of the clock on Monday evening, Mr. Speaker adjourned the Bouse without Question put, in pursuance of the Standing Order.

Adjourned at Five minutes before Four o'clock, a.m.