HC Deb 03 July 1931 vol 254 cc1607-8

I have received a report from the Serjeant-at-Arms which I think it is my duty to read to the House:

"2nd July 1931.


I have the honour to report that, this afternoon, when carrying out your instructions to remove the hon. Member for Shettleston, the Messengers of the House, who were acting under my orders, were forcibly obstructed in the execution of their duty by certain Members of Parliament.

I have the honour to be, Sir,

Your obedient Servant,

(Sgd.) COLIN KEFPEL, Admiral,


The Right Hon. the Speaker, M.P., House of Commons."

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Philip Snowden)

My right hon. Friend the Leader of the House regrets that, owing to a public engagement, he is not able to be here this morning, but he wishes me to say that he proposes on Monday afternoon to draw the attention of the House to the report which you have just read and to ask that appropriate action should be taken.