HC Deb 25 March 1913 vol 50 c1451

The House met at a Quarter before Three of the clock.

The Clerk at the Table informed the House of the unavoidable absence of Mr. SPEAKER from this day's Sitting:—

Whereupon Mr. WHITLEY, the Chairman of Ways and Means, proceeded to the Table, and, after Prayers, took the Chair as Deputy-Speaker, pursuant to the Standing Order.