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this manner, was precluded from afterwards addressing the Chapter
XII. house upon the same question, or was heard merely by – the indulgence of the house: 1 but under present usage, the
option of speaking at a subsequent period of the debate has No re been conceded. But in moving a motion for adjournment, served speech on or an amendment, a member cannot avail himself of this moving
· privilege, as he must rise in his place to make the motion,
shortly. Accordingly, in such a case, the mover and, in
w going into
been since proposed.
speaking more than once is altogether removed, as will be
mittees (see p. 385). New
The adjournment of a debate does not enable a member question.
to speak again upon a question, when the discussion is re-
28th Feb. 1821, 4 H. D. 2. s. , - 21st June, 1892, 5 Parl. Deb. 4 1013.
s. 1744. 2 19th March, 1872, 210 H. D. 3 5 237 H. D. 3 s. 1532; 240 ib. s. 304.
123 ; 241 ib. 1311; 89 Parl, Deb. 4 s. * Mr. Bernal Osborne, 21st July, 1077. 1128. 1851, 118 ib. 1147. 1163; Mr. Lowe, 6 227 H. D. 3 s. 1659. 11th June, 1855, 138 ib. 1300. 1756. 1 C. J. 245.
Chapter question,"1 or an amendment, members are at liberty to
speak again ; as the rule applies strictly to the prevention
address the house : but, after full consideration, it was ruled Point of that it was still the same question. A member, however, Speech on order
point of raised, see who has already spoken, may rise and speak again upon order. p. 349.
a point of order or privilege, if he confines himself to that
subject, and does not refer to the general tenor of a speech.5 Inter. For preserving decency and order in debate, various rules Order in " order, *%) have been laid down, which, in the Lords, are enforced by betona see p. the house itself, and in the Commons by the Speaker in the 345.
first instance, and, if necessary, by the house. The violation
addressing the house, and, in the Commons, the Speaker.
on, see decision of the Speaker (see p. 349). p. 310,
1 65 H. D. 3 s. 826.
2 190 ib. 674; 211 ib. 870; 212 ib. 1118.
3 Ten divisions took place, 17th June, 1870, upon questions of adjournment, to defeat the Clerical Disabilities Bill. The rule which prevents a second speech upon the same question was strictly enforced;
and when the minority was reduced to twenty-one, it happened that not more than six members of that party were in a condition to move further adjournments.
• 293 H. D. 3 s. 298; 140 C. J. 10.
195 H. D. 3 s. 2008.
Rules for The rules for the conduct of debate divide themselves Chapter
into two parts, viz.: I., such as are to be observed by
I. (1) A member, while speaking to a question, may not
obstruct public business. Referring (1) It is a wholesome restraint upon members, to preto prior de
de vent them from reviving a debate already concluded ; and
there would be little use in preventing the same question
i See H. D. 28th Feb. 1845, where Mr. Roche had come from Ireland on purpose to ask Mr. Roebuck a question, but was stopped by Mr.
Speaker; 7th Aug. 1876, 231 H. D. 3 s. 749 ; 238 ib. 1403.
? 59 H. D. 3 s. 486; see also 65 ib. 642, 26th July, 1842.
Chapter said, “ The house is always willing to extend its indulgence,
when an honourable member wishes to clear up any mis.
rule was explained and enforced on the 26th February,
nga mittee of the whole house. This rule, however, does not before re- apply to debates upon different stages of a bill; and after port, see p.
the passing of an Act, allusions have been allowed to
tion issued under that Act. And upon a motion for
There appears, however, to be a technical difficulty in the
mi from news-
17th March, 1850 (Mr. Campbell Office, 1877, 235 ib. 1703. and Mr. B. Osborne), 109 H. D. 3 s. 5 In committee of supply, Edu462; see also 30th March, 1846 (Sir J. cation Vote, 12th June, 1856, 142 Graham and Mr. Shaw), 85 ib. 300; ib. 1534. 140 ib. 1708 ; Sir R. Bethell, Mr. 6 203 ib. 1613, &c. Scott, and Mr. Warren, 149 ib. 10 On the 17th May, 1794, Sir W. 14 ; 235 ib. 503. 1192; 236 ib. 36. Young objected to the reading of a 172; Sir W. Marriott, 10 Parl. Deb. speech of Sir R. Walpole : but the 4 s. 523.
Speaker decided it to be regular, 2 154 H. D 3 s. 985.
drawing a distinction between the 3 Royal Titles Act, May 11th, speeches of dead and living mem1876, 129 ib. 374.
bers, 31 Parl. Hist. 527. • Controller of the Stationery
to read extracts from newspapers, letters, or other docu- Chapter
supply, the chairman made a similar statement.3
"* debates apply, with greater force, to reflections upon votes
of the house, unless made for the purpose of justifying a
motion are not permitted."
are out of order, prevents fruitless arguments between
1 27th Feb. 1846 (Mr. Ferrand), H. D. 3 s. 1123 ; 186 ib. 885. 84 H. D. 3 s. 232; also 154 ib. 1200 ; 5328 ib. 1899; 329 ib. 58 ; 354 ib. 162 ib. 1885 ; 168 ib. 1198; 183 ib. 431; 9 Parl. Deb. 4 s. 450; 10 ib. 826; 191 ib. 2030 ; 206 ib. 1330; 208 1411; 11 ib. 1839; 12 ib. 412-423. ib. 1604; 241 ib. 831.
835. 1197–1202; 16 ib. 1968; 39 ib. 2 52 ib. 1063-1065.
867 ; 40 ib. 1731 ; 61 ib. 863; 110 ib. 3 140 ib. 764 ; 144 ib. 2106.
499, 510; 151 ib. 980. + 2 Hatsell, 234, n.; see also 185