HC Deb 23 June 1915 vol 72 cc1175-6

Before you go back on the Questions, Mr. Speaker, may I ask whether it is in accordance with the rules of this House, if a question on the Notice Paper is withdrawn, that any Member of the House has a right to ask that question? The late Mr. Speaker Gully on one occasion gave me the right to ask a question which had been withdrawn. I therefore propose to ask Question No. 47, which has been withdrawn, if you will allow me to do so.

[Question No. 47: Lord HUGH CECIL

To ask the Prime Minister whether the highest possible authority accessible to him, upon whom he relied in making his statement at Newcastle that neither our Allies nor ourselves were hampered by our failure to provide ammunition, was Lord Kitchener or any other official in the War Office.]


The rule is that a question standing in the name of another hon. Member can only be asked with the assent of that hon. Member.


I beg to give notice that I will put the question on the Paper to-day.