§ MR. LENG (Dundee)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, having regard to the 800 numerous Notices of Amendment on proposals which have been withdrawn, he will, for the convenience of the House, reprint the Local Taxation (Customs and Excise) Duties Bill, omitting the dropped clauses and inserting the new clauses which the Government intend to submit for consideration?
§ *MR. RITCHIE
The suggestion of the hon. Member is one which, so far as I can ascertain, is quite without precedent, and in any case the course he proposes would, in my opinion, be a very inconvenient one to adopt. The Government will take care that their Amendments to the Bill are placed on the Paper in sufficient time to enable Members to consider them before the Bill is proceeded with.