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Parliament—Business Of The House—Resolution

Volume 202: debated on Tuesday 5 July 1870

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said, he begged to call attention to the hardship inflicted on private Members by the practice of counting out the House at Evening Sittings, and to move a Resolution of which he had given Notice.

Motion made, and Question proposed,

"That, in the opinion of this House, the interests both of Government legislation and of private Members would be promoted by the abolition of Morning Sittings, and by giving Government business precedence of Notices of Motions on Tuesdays after the 15th of June in each year."—(Mr. Andrew Johnston.)

said, he thought the hon. Gentleman would have exercised a wise discretion if he had not brought forward at so late an hour a subject which could not be properly discussed without a large attendance of the House, especially of those whose opinions on such questions were listened to with general respect.

Motion, by leave, withdrawn.