HC Deb 07 November 1916 vol 87 c58

I wish to consult you, Sir, on a matter relative to your own authority in withholding a question to be addressed to the Prime Minister. I do not wish to take you by surprise in the matter, and I have not yet had an opportunity of consulting you. If it would be preferable to postpone this point until to-morrow, I will do so. If not, I will beg to read the question to the House, so that all the House may judge of the perfect fairness of the question I was going to put.


The hon. Gentleman had better speak to me about it. I am rather taken by surprise in the matter. If he reads the question he may be contravening the very point which he is anxious, I am sure, not to get round.