HC Deb 25 June 1928 vol 219 cc39-40

I have to acquaint the House of the fact that their Address of Tuesday, the 19th June to His Majesty, Praying His Majesty that He will be most graciously pleased to confer some signal mark of His Royal Favour upon the Right Hon. John Henry Whitley, Speaker of this House, for his eminent services during the important period in which he has with such distinguished ability and dignity presided in

the Chair of this House; and assuring His Majesty that whatever expense His Majesty may thing proper to incur on that account this House will make good the same,

—has been presented to His Majesty, and His Majesty has been pleased to receive the same very graciously, and has commanded me to acquaint this House that His Majesty is desirous, in compliance with the request of His faithful Commons, to confer upon the Right Hon. John Henry Whitley some signal mark of His Royal Favour; but as the same cannot be effectually granted and secured without the concurrence of Parliament, His Majesty recommends to the House of Commons the adoption of such measures as may be necessary for the accomplishment of such purpose.

Committee to consider His Majesty's Most Gracious Answer upon Wednesday.—[The Prime Minister].