4 FEBRUARY 1938, Page 3

It is sometimes remarked by the older members that there

are scarcely any real experts on procedure left in the House. Mr. Wedgwood Berm, with his prodigious memory for precedents, is the one remaining authority and no one has arisen on the back benches to take the place of the late Mr. Pringle. This was particularly noticeable on the debate relating to the new Standing Order on Money Resolutions. Even those who took part gave the impression of treading gingerly on unfamiliar ground. Nevertheless, the occasion was an interesting one to those who have followed the events of the past three years. On several occasions, notably on the Special Areas Bills of 1934 and 1937, there have been indignant protests against the excessive particularity with which Money Resolutions were drawn. Since no amendment may be moved to a Bill which conflicts with the terms of the Money Resolu- tion, the possibility of effective amendment was being severely curtailed.