HC Deb 08 August 1914 vol 65 c2199

The House being met at Twelve o'clock noon, the Clerk at the Table (Sir COURTENAY ILBERT) informed the House of the unavoidable absence of Mr. Speaker from this day's Sitting.

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