§ As amended (by the Standing Committee), considered.
§ MR. J. SAMUEL (Stockton)
wished to know whether the Government intended to proceed with the Bill at that late hour. There were many Amendments of importance on the Paper.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY
hoped that some material progress would be made with the Bill before they adjourned.
§ MR. H. H. ASQUITH (Fife, E.)
trusted that the discussion would not be prolonged to an unreasonable hour. There were a considerable number of points that required careful consideration.
§ MR. GEORGE WHITELEY,
who had an Amendment on the Paper, "To move that the Bill be considered upon this day three months," said that, as the new clause standing in the Home Secretary's name met the wishes of the cotton trade, he did not propose to move his Amendment.
§ SIR MATTHEW WHITE RIDLEY moved, after Clause 8, to insert the following clause:—