HC Deb 12 March 1912 vol 35 cc1043-4

Mr. WHELER rose to move, "That this House is of opinion that the increased cost of living, unaccompanied by a corresponding rise in wages, is injurious to the working classes of this country, and regrets that His Majesty's Government has taken no adequate steps to mitigate the evil by so adjusting our fiscal system as to develop the resources of the United Kingdom and of the Empire."


The Motion standing in the name of the hon. Member cannot be proceeded with. It is practically the same question that was discussed on the 22nd February as an Amendment to the Address. It seems to me that, although the wording of the Amendment then proposed and the Motion standing in the name of the hon. Member is slightly different, yet the substance of the two Resolutions is the same. It has been ruled that the same matter cannot be brought before the House twice in a Session.


In obedience to your ruling, I do not propose to move my Motion.