On a point of order. Standing Order No. 26 provides that there is discretion in the Chair to refuse such a Motion if in the opinion of the Chair it
is an abuse of the rules of the House"—
I cannot see that it is—or the Chair
may decline to propose the question"—
which is, of course, a perfectly open discretion on the part of the Chair—without any indication of the purpose, as there would be if it were because, in the opinion of the Chair, it was an abuse of the Rules of the House. I venture to ask, Mr. Deputy-Speaker, with great respect, in view of the case I made, under which of these provisions you are declining to accept the Motion I propose?