HC Deb 10 April 1919 vol 114 c2236

On a point of Order, Mr. Speaker. Will you kindly inform the House under what conditions, and by whose authority, certain hon. Members have taken their seats to-day on the Front Opposition Bench?


I understand that a party—I do not know whether to call it a new party or whether it is one of the old parties—has been recently formed under the chairmanship of the right hon. Gentleman the Member for South Molton (Mr. G. Lambert). In order to assist that right hon. Gentleman in his duty, two hon. Gentlemen who help him as Whips have taken their seats beside him, in accordance with the practice of the House, and in order that he should not be at a disadvantage as compared with his colleague sitting on his immediate right (Sir D. Maclean). I see no objection to it. Moreover, there is more room on that bench than on any other.