MR. JOSEPH COWEN
asked Mr. Attorney General, If the fact that the High Court of Justice (Continuous Sittings) Bill was allowed to pass its second reading on Thursday without opposition is to be taken as signifying that the Government intend to support the measure?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir HENRY JAMES),
in reply, said, that it must not be assumed, because, as a matter of courtesy to the hon. Member for Liverpool (Mr. Whitley), the second reading of the Bill was allowed to pass at a very late hour, that Her Majesty's Government intended supporting the measure. The Bill, as it now stood, could not be supported by the Government.
§ MR. J. LOWTHER
asked whether the Attorney General considered it right that the Government should allow to pass the second reading a Bill of which the majority of the House disapproved?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir HENRY JAMES)
That is an abstract Question into which I will not now enter.