HC Deb 22 March 1906 vol 154 cc642-3
MR. CATHCART WASON (Orkney and Shetland)

was understood to ask the Prime Minister whether, in view of the limited time devoted to business, the constant repetition, the redundancy of adjectives, and the fact that in ten minutes a Member could speak sufficient to fill a column of The Times, he would allow the question of imposing a time limit to be submitted to and considered by the Committee on Procedure.


I have not noticed whether there is any Bill or Motion on the Papers of the House on the subject of a time limit for speeches. Personally, I am in favour of such a limit, and have often voted for it on past occasions. I do not know whether that is a subject of which the Procedure Committee will naturally take cognizance, but I will bring it to the attention of my right hon. friend the chairman of that Committee.