§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House do now adjourn."—(Mr. Jackson.)
§ MR. HASTINGS (Worcestershire, E.)
said, he had to explain that some misunderstanding had arisen in reference to the postponement of a Bill in which he was interested, the Public Health Bill standing fifth on the list. It was his intention to postpone the Bill to Thursday, but when the Order was called, the right hon. Baronet below him by some inadvertence called June 5th.
§ SIR GEORGE TREVELYAN (Glasgow, Bridgeton)
hoped he might be allowed to make an apology to the House, and he specially desired to do so, after the kindness extended to him by the House in taking the Factory Bill somewhat later than usual. An hon. Friend of his who had charge of the Parliamentary Elections Bill, No. 6 on the Orders, asked him to put it down for Tuesday, June 5th. He expressed surprise at the lateness of the date, but was assured that that was the day. Between them, they made some mistake as to the number of the Order, and to his infinite, but he hoped not irreparable, regret he actually moved the postponement of the Public Health Bill to Tuesday, June 5th, imagining that that was the Bill committed to his charge. The hon. Member behind him (Mr. Hastings) had not time to intervene. The fault was entirely his, but he earnestly hoped that it was a fault that might be repaired.
§ MR. SPEAKER
Perhaps under the circumstances, the House will think fit to allow the correction to be made, which 439 under ordinary circumstances would be contrary to the Rules of the House.
Question put, and agreed to.House adjourned at a quarter after Twelve o'clock.