Skip to main content

House Of Commons

Volume 149: debated on Wednesday 14 December 1921

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

Wednesday, 14th December, 1921.

The Fourth Session of the Thirty-first Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, appointed by Royal Proclamation to meet 14th December, 1921, in the eleventh year in the Reign of King George V., was opened by His Majesty in person.

The House met at Twelve of the Clock, Mr. SPEAKER (Right Hon. J. H. Whitley, M.P.) in the Chair.

The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod (General Sir William Pulteney) was announced.

Addressing Mr. SPEAKER, the Gentleman Usher said: The King Commands this Honourable House to attend His Majesty immediately in the House of Peers.

Mr. SPEAKER, accompanied by the Prime Minister (Rt. Hon. David Lloyd George), the Rt. Hon. Edward Shortt, the Rt. Hon. H. H. Asquith, the Rt. Hon. J. R. Clynes, and other Members want to the House of Lords.

On their return, the Sitting was suspended until Three of the Clock, and then resumed.