§ SIR EARDLEY WILMOT
, who had given Notice of a Motion in favour of a clasp, as well as a medal, for service south of the Prah, said, that after the appeal made by the Prime Minister, and having regard to the state of Public Business, he should postpone his Motion.
MR. GATHORNE HARDY
said, with reference to the Motion of the hon. Baronet the Member for Maidstone, just negatived, that if he could have supposed the hon. Gentleman would persist in going on with his Motion, he should have been in his place. With regard to the Motion of his hon. Friend (Sir Eardley Wilmot), he was anxious that he should have an opportunity of bringing it forward, although he must candidly tell his hon. Friend that he did not think that House the proper place to originate the question of honours to the officers and men in Her Majesty's service.
§ SIR JOHN LUBBOCK
said, that he had not been requested to postpone his Motion. It was unreasonable of Her Majesty's Government to complain of hon. Members for bringing forward Motions which had been on the Paper for weeks, and which they had not been even asked to defer.