§ MR. FAITHFULL BEGG (Glasgow, St. Rollox)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in view of his intention to move an adjournment from Monday 21st to Thursday, 24th June, thereby depriving Members of the means of prosecuting Bills set down for the 23rd, he will undertake not to interfere with the position of Bills set down on 7th July, to which the House has given a Second Reading?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY
As my hon. Friend is aware, the Government are under engagement to give two Wednesdays after Whitsuntide in order that there may be an opportunity for private Members to proceed with legislation commenced before Whitsuntide. The order in which Bills appear upon the Notice Paper for Wednesdays depends, I believe, upon fixed rules which do not depend upon the Government, therefore I cannot enter into any pledge with my hon. Friend with regard to any special Bill.