HC Deb 26 March 1925 vol 182 c634
Captain BENN

I desire, Mr. Speaker, to ask you a question, and I must apologise for not giving notice. It seems to me that it might be a matter of privilege, and I conceive that it should be raised at once, and if you consider it worthy of notice, you can give your ruling on it to the House later on. As you are aware, under the Parliament Act, the duty of certifying a money Bill is laid upon the Speaker for the time being of the House of Commons, and one of the Sections of the Parliament Act lays it down that the ruling of the Speaker shall not be challenged in any Court of Law. I observe that statements were made yesterday, according to the Report, that they have doubtful Money Bills certified as such, and I would ask whether such statements, even if made in another place, do not constitute a breach of the privileges of this House, inasmuch as you, as the Speaker of this House, have this judicial duty cast upon you?


We do not let the other House interfere with our privileges, and I think we do not interfere with theirs. As far as I am concerned, I am content to rely on the confidence of this House