HL Deb 22 February 1881 vol 258 c1517

asked Her Majesty's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, To what Standing Order or precedent or usage of the House of Lords he alluded when he denied the right to renew a Motion on a subsequent day after it had been withdrawn by the leave of the House?


in reply, said, that it was the universal practice not to allow a Motion once put to be repeated in the same Session. There was no precedent in favour of a Motion which had been either negatived or withdrawn being repeated.


said, that as there was no precedent against such a course, he would set the Motion down for the 25th, instead of the 24th, as originally intended.

House adjourned at a quarter past Eight o'clock, to Thursday next, half past Ten o'clock.