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My advisers have consulted me on whether those proceedings should be taken note of to serve as precedents on any future occasion which may arise, since these events may appear to modify the strict application of the 10 o'clock rule.
The directions I have given in reply are that the proceedings at 10 o'clock last Thursday night were unfortunate and certainly should never be regarded either in the near or distant future as forming any sort of precedent. I hope that my directions in this unhappy matter will commend themselves to the House generally.
May I again express my profound regret to the House, and my sincere appreciation of its generosity.