HC Deb 05 July 1915 vol 73 cc171-4

Considered in Committee.

[Mr. MACLEAN in the Chair.]

Motion made, and Question proposed,

"That it is expedient to authorise the payment, out of moneys to be provided by Parliament, of expenses incurred and allowances payable, in pursuance of any Act of the present Session, and provide for the compilation of a National Register."—[Mr. Walter Rea.]


May we have an explanation of what this Resolution means? The Minister in charge of the Bill gave us a very uncertain estimate of the cost of the Bill, and I think that we ought to have a full and complete explanation before we pass this Resolution.


On a point of Order. Is this exempted business?


If hon. Members object, it must go over.


I object.

And, it being after Eleven of the clock, and objection being taken to further Proceeding, the Chairman left the Chair to make his Report to the House.

Committee report Progress; to sit again to-morrow (Tuesday).

The remaining Orders were read and postponed.

Whereupon Mr. SPEAKER, pursuant to the Order of the House of the 3rd February, proposed the Question, "That this House do now adjourn."


Might I just ask when the Expenses Resolution will be taken? I understand that it has been objected to to-night, which I very much regret. I should like to know whether it will really delay the business, and when the Government propose to take the Resolution?


It is put down for to-morrow.

Adjourned accordingly at Twenty-five minutes after Eleven o'clock.