House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 12 November 1941

  • Preamble

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair.]

  • Sessional Orders.

    • Elections.

      Ordered, That all Members, who are returned for two or more places in any part of the United Kingdom do make their Election for which of the places they will serve, within one week after it shall...

    • Witnesses.

      Resolved, That if it shall appear that any person hath been tampering with any Witness, in respect of his evidence to be given to this House, or any Committee thereof, or directly or indirectly...

      Metropolitan Police.

      Ordered, That the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis do take care that during the Session of Parliament the passages through the streets leading to this House be kept free and open and that...

      Votes and Proceedings.

      Ordered, That the Votes and Proceedings of this House be printed, being first perused by Mr. Speaker; and that he do appoint the printing thereof; and that no person but such as he shall appoint...

      Privileges.

      Ordered, That a Committee of Privileges be appointed.

      Outlawries Bill.

      "For the more effectual preventing Clandestine Outlawries," read the First time; to be read a Second time.

      Journal.

      Ordered, That the Journal of this House, from the end of the last Session to the end of the present Session, with an Index thereto, be printed.

      Sittings of the House (Airraid Warnings).

      Ordered, That during the present Session the following provisions shall have effect as respects the Sittings of the House, notwithstanding anything in any Standing Order, Order, or Resolution or...

  • King's Speech.

    1 speech

    I have to acquaint the House that the House has this day attended His Majesty in the House of Peers, and His Majesty was pleased to make a Most Gracious Speech from the Throne to both Houses of...

  • Debate on the Address.

    13 speeches

    (in Army uniform): I beg to move: That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty as followeth:Most Gracious Sovereign,We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the...

  • Secret Session.

    Notice taken, that Strangers were present.

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