[From Short History of Transactions in the IoM (or 'Blue Book'), 1825 

N 1.

SUBSTANCE OF THE SPEAKER'S ADDRESS

TO THE HOUSE OF KEYS, ON THE 29TH OF OCTOBER, 1823

GENTLEMEN,-the standing Orders. of the House having now been read, agreeably to rule, for the first time since you have done me the honor of placing me in this Chair. I am anxious to bespeak your countenance and support, in the performance of that branch of my public duty which assigns to me the charge of causing your own orders to be punctually observed.

It will be for your future consideration, whether there may or may not be some points in the standing orders, and in the more general practice of the House, that may require revision; and I will take the liberty of submitting, very briefly; some of the views that have occurred to me, on a careful perusal of the document which has just been read; not for the purpose of suggesting any proceeding at this time, but in order that the general subject may be brought under your consideration; and that you may deal with it as you think proper, on some future and more favourable occasion which I am happy to observe; will soon be presented to us.

The Speaker here read over, and commented, in considerable detail, on those parts of the Standing Orders which be considered to require revision, and concluded in the following manner.

In considering the notice required by this (19th) standing order, for the introduction of any Bill into the House, you will perhaps be induced to take a more wide and comprehensive view of the necessity for due deliberation. Whether this

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