Sir Edwin Cornwall: I would suggest to the hon. Member for Chippenham (Mr. Terrell) that he should take no notice of such a remark as that.
Sir Edwin Cornwall: The hon. Member for Burnley (Mr. Irving) has had his opportunity. He too frequently interrupts.
Sir Edwin Cornwall: He made his speech, and was not interrupted. He should not interrupt the hon. Member for Chippenham.
Sir Edwin Cornwall: The hon. Member must behave himself.
Sir Edwin Cornwall: I will put the Amendment if the hon. Member (Mr. Kiley) does not wish to continue.
Sir Edwin Cornwall: I think the hon. Member should not have put his question to me in the form in which he did. I was paying attention to the proceedings of the House, and although there was some conversation it was not conversation any more than frequently occurs. I am now entitled to put the Amendment if the hon. Member has resumed his seat, and does not wish to proceed.
Sir Edwin Cornwall: As I have put the Amendment, it does include illuminating glass. If the Mover and the Seconder of the Amendment desire that illuminating glass should be omitted, I will put it in another form.
Sir Edwin Cornwall: Then I had better put the Question in this form: "Alter the word 'August' ["line 20, leave out 'day of June,' and insert '8th day of August'"] insert the words 'Page 2, leave out lines 32 to 54 inclusive.'"
Sir Edwin Cornwall: Perhaps the hon. Member had better waive his right in present circumstances.
Sir Edwin Cornwall: I did not rule that the hon. Member has no power, but that in the circumstances, I was not prepared to accept his proposed Motion.
Sir Edwin Cornwall: That is not a point of Order. There was an understanding that certain business should be taken, but if the hon. Member had moved the Adjournment before we entered upon this stage I might have accepted it. As he did not do so, I assumed it was the general wish of the House to go on with this Measure, and after the House has decided to proceed with this Bill, I think it would be wrong to accept...
Sir Edwin Cornwall: I have allowed the Debate to wander rather far afield. This Amendment deals with the distribution of the deficiency. It is not now in order to go into the general question of electricity supply.
Sir Edwin Cornwall: I have already said so.
Sir Edwin Cornwall: The hon. Member is using expressions which are not Parliamentary.
Sir Edwin Cornwall: The Amendment has not yet been moved by the hon. and gallant Member for Leith Burghs.
Sir Edwin Cornwall: The hon. Member asked if I would accept the Amendment. I doubt whether it is not outside the scope of the Motion on the Paper, which refers to the appointment of a Select Committee to consider the present method of submitting names of persons for honours…and to report what changes, if any, are desirable in order to secure that such honours shall only be given as a reward for public service....
Sir Edwin Cornwall: I do not agree with the hon. and gallant Gentleman. I think there ought to be a limit to the discussion, and I cannot accept the Amendment.
Sir Edwin Cornwall: I have given my ruling on that point.
Sir Edwin Cornwall: I quite realise the point made by the hon. and gallant Gentleman. I admit there is substance in it, but while it is contrary to the Rules of this House to refer to Debates which take place in another place, I feel I cannot be as strict as usual in enforcing that rule to-day, in view of the very unusual Motion now before the House.
Sir Edwin Cornwall: It is not in Order for the hon. Member to start his speech by a reflection upon the Chair.