§ MR. DILLWYN
asked Mr. Speaker, Whether an opposed Bill could be read a second time after a-quarter past 6 on Wednesdays, or after 10 minutes to 7 on days on which Morning Sittings took place? He put that Question with reference to the Increase of the Episcopate Bill, which had been read a second time on Friday last a few minutes before 7, in the absence of the Members who were opposed to it. He wished to know, If, in order to stop the progress of a Bill at these times, it was necessary that a Member should rise in his place and oppose it. He also wished to know, whether, if he informed the hon. Member for Cambridge that he intended to prevent his proceeding with the measure on the present occasion, Mr. Speaker would consider that he had spoken on the subject, and would not allow him to address the House again upon it at that stage?
§ MR. SPEAKER
said, that if there was any opposition to the progress of a Bill brought on at a quarter before 6 on Wednesday, or at 10 minutes to 7 on other days, as the case might be, the measure could not, according to the Standing Orders, be proceeded with. If the hon. Member now objected to proceeding with the Increase of the Episcopate Bill he would not, according to the practice of the House, be held to have spoken.