§ MR. CORRIE GRANT (Warwickshire, Rugby)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the fact that 493 Members balloted on Wednesday last; and whether as only a small percentage of Bills introduced by unofficial Members can, under present circumstances, receive even a Second Reading discussion, he will bring forward proposals for amending the Rules of Procedure?
§ SIR J. DICKSON-POYNDER (Wiltshire, Chippenham)
At the same time may I ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the Government intends to deal this session with an alteration of the Rules of Procedure of the House; and, if so, in what form such alterations will be submitted?
§ MR. ASQUITH
My right hon. friend had intended to give notice to-day that he would move on an early date for the appointment of a Select Committee to inquire into the Rules of Procedure, but unfortunately he is confined to the house by a cold.