HL Deb 31 July 1900 vol 87 c153

Before the House adjourns, I should like to say that the reason why I and other Members did not attend the meeting of the Standing Committee this afternoon was that no notice whatever had been sent out that the Standing Committee was to meet. It is exceedingly inconvenient that such notices should not be sent out, or should not arrive in time, and I venture to call attention to the matter in the hope that careful inquiry will be made to ascertain how this neglect has happened. I must also add that the delivery of Papers has become, if possible, more unpunctual and unsatisfactory than formerly.

House adjourned during pleasure.

House resumed.

The Earl WALDEGRAVE chosen Speaker in the absence of the Lord Chancellor and the Lords Commissioners.