§ MR. W. JAMES (Gateshead)
I beg to ask the Attorney General, having regard to the circumstances under which the Rating of Machinery Bill was read a second time, whether he will state what course the Government intend to take with regard to the Committee on the Bill?
SIR R. WEBSTER
Beyond what was stated by myself upon the occasion of the Second Reading of the Rating of Machinery Bill, Her Majesty's Government cannot state what course they propose to take until the discussion upon any proposed Amendments arises in Committee.
§ SIR W. HOULDSWORTH (Manchester, N.W.)
As the Bill is supported upon both sides of the House, will the right hon. Gentleman the First Lord of the Treasury give facilities for its consideration?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. SMITH,) Strand, Westminster
I am sorry it is not in my power to promise any facilities for the consideration of the Bill.