HC Deb 22 November 1916 vol 87 cc1544-6

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House do to-morrow resolve itself into a Committee to consider of authorising the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of the salaries and remuneration payable to the President, officers, and servants of the Board of Pensions constituted under any Act of the present Session establishing a Board of Pensions."—(King's Recommendation Signified.)—[Mr. Gulland.]


I think we ought to have some explanation from the Secretary to the Treasury with regard to this Financial Resolution and as to what amount of money is involved. I presume it deals with the Pensions Bill, and is the enabling Resolution that must be passed before that Bill is dealt with in Committee or the financial Clauses.


The unusual-ness of the practice is not on the part of the Government but on the part of those who object, because nothing is being done to-night except to give notice of Motion which is to be brought before the House to-morrow.


I quite agree; but may I ask will it be possible to see the Resolution before it comes up for discussion? I think it is most desirable in this case, which is of some importance, that the Government should arrange that we can see the Resolution. I do not in the least complain of this notice, but I think we ought to be able to see it in the morning.

Question put, and agreed to.

The remaining Orders were read, and postponed.

Whereupon Mr. DEPUTY-SPEAKER (Mr. Maclean), pursuant to the Order of the House of the 22nd February, proposed the Question, "That this House do now adjourn."

Question put, and agreed to.

Adjourned accordingly at Eighteen minutes after Nine o'clock.