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Chapter of a member who had voted with the noes, because, as
director and shareholder in the Cale lonian Railway Com-
i 101 C. J. 873.
votes be disallowed, given in thə 2 141 ib. 83.
committee of supply, on the 4th 3 285 H. D. 3 s. 1222; 4th March, March, 1892, was made in the com1892, 2 Parl. Deb. 4 s. 90. A motion mittee on the 11th March, 147 C. J. for a committee to inquire into the 98. It was ruled by the Speaker legality of votes given in a division that, on a motion for the reduction has also been held to be out of order, of a salary, for the purpose of con92 Parl Deb. 4 s. 419.
sidering the official conduct of the 4 17th June, 1890, 345 H. D. 3 s. holder thereof, his vote against the 1232–1235. Owing to the interrup- motion was in order, 25th March, tion of business at ten minutes to 1889, 334 H. D. 3 s. 732. seven o'clock, a motion that certain
whose vote is under consideration on the ground of personal Chapter
XIII. interest, having been heard in his place, should withdraw immediately, and before the question founded thereon has
been proposed. In private The principle of the rule which disqualifies an interested Personal
interest in member from voting, must always have been intended to a cote given
dit in a stand-
The reply the house made to the application from the
*** other than committees on unopposed bills, such members are not en- private bill
committees, titled to vote (see p. 747). And a member of a committee see p. 405. on an opposed private bill, or group of bills, will be dis- Chairman
of ways charged from further attendance, if it be discovered, after and mans his appointment, that he has a direct pecuniary interest in interests the bills, or one of them (see p. 756).3
see p. 747, Member But though a member interested is disqualified from
| voting, he is not restrained, by any existing rule of the pose motion
interested may pro
3 101 C. J. 904; 104 ib. 357 ; 115 189; 141 ib. 83.
ib. 218; N. E. Railway (Hull Docks) • 77 H. D. 3 s. 16.
Bill, 27th June, 1892, 147 ib. 398.
or amend ment.
Chapter house, from proposing a motion or amendment. On the
26th July, 1859, Mr. Whalley moved an amendment to a
The law of Parliament regarding the acceptance of bribes Ofer of
ne interest is restricted to cases of pecuniary interest, and has not pot been extended to those occasions when the dictates of self- niary. respect, and of respect due to the house, might demand that a member should refrain from taking part in a division. 1 155 H. D. 3 s. 459.
was for the house to consider what 2 136 Parl. Deb. 4 s. 212.
should be done with regard to Mr. 3 263 H. D. 3 s. 1477; 287 ib. 875. Bradlaugh's vote; on the second
• See statement by the Speaker, occasion, his vote was disallowed, 18th March, 1864, 174 H. D. 3 s. 340. because he was not a member of the For cases of members who voted house. See also division lists, sess. against the motion for their suspen. 1887, Nos. 91. 481. 483 ; sess. 1890, sion, see Mr. Bradlaugh's votes, No. 16. For the rule regarding the 22nd Feb. 1882, 137 C. J. 61 ; 11th vote of rival candidates for the Feb. 1884, 139 ib. 41. On the first Speakership (see p. 155). occasion, the Speaker stated that it
COMMITTEES OF THE WHOLE HOUSE: AND STANDING Table of
duction. Mode of A COMMITTEE of the whole house is, in fact, the house itself, appoint. ment.
presided over by a chairman instead of by the Speaker. It
it is on bills, see of the house during pleasure. In the Commons it is on
15 p. 477. appointed by a resolution, that the house will immediately
-or on a future day—resolve itself into a committee of the S. 0.51, , whole house. Under standing order No. 51, whenever an Appendix I. order of the day is read for the house to resolve itself into Amend
ments on committee, not being a committee to consider a message going into from the Crown (see p. 446), or the committee of supply com
Y see p. 608. (see p. 608), or the committee on the East India Revenue Accounts (see p. 598), the Speaker leaves the chair without putting any question, unless notice of an instruction to the committee has been given, when such instruction is Instruc
tions, see first disposed of. The mace is then removed from the p. 478. table, and placed under it, and the committee commences
mittees, who is appointed by a resolution of the house.2
1 If the member who has given notice of an instruction be not present when the order of the day is read, the Speaker leaves the chair forthwith, Elector's Qualification
Bill, 26th May, 1892.
42 L. J. 636. 653; 10th May, 1886, 118 L. J. 180; Lords Minutes, 16th Feb. 1905.
means, p. 603.
Nor can the committee proceed to business unless a chair-
usually appointed before the house goes into committee, or
for the whole day." See ap In the Commons the chair (at the table) is generally Chairman pointment
of comof chair.
taken by the chairman of the committee of ways and mittees man of
Die in the means, or in his absence by the deputy chairman. Dif- Con rays and
ference in a committee concerning the election of a chair.
In the absence of the chairman of ways and means, and
chairmen. No. 1, the Speaker nominates at the commencement of
every session to act as temporary chairman of committees, $. 0. 1, Suspension when requested to do so by the chairman of ways and appen enforceable by tempo- means. During prolonged sittings of a committee it has Occasional
chairmen. in also been customary for the chairman to withdraw, and to men, see p. 341; also be replaced by another member, without any question.3 8. 0. 20, see p. 350. Closure in committee is enforceable only under the chairman of ways and means, or under the deputy chairman S. 0.81,
Appendix I. when the unavoidable absence of the chairman of ways and means has been announced.
The proceedings in committee are conducted in the same Conduct of manner as when the house is sitting. In the Lords, a peer addresses himself to their lordships, as at other times; in the Commons, a member addresses the chairman, who
1 80 L. J. 125. 406; 81 ib. 233; 88 ib. 38; 95 ib. 106; 103 ib. 12. For cases in which peers have been appointed to act as chairman of committees, in the absence of the chairman from illness, see 103 L. J. 15; 106 ib. 77 ; 120 ib. 180; 136 ib. 33.
? This usage began in 1841. Un. til that time the chair of committees
of the whole house was taken by
3 132 C. J. 395; 137 ib. 322, &c.