HC Deb 15 November 1906 vol 165 cc128-9
MR. BILLSON (Staffordshire, N.W.)

I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether, having regard to the arrangement arrived at on Tuesday morning between himself and the Leader of the Opposition for the progress of the Land Tenure Bill, he will consider the desirability of proposing some method of procedure by means of which all the stages of contentious public Bills may have suitable periods allotted for their discussion.


I agree with my hon. friend that it will be highly desirable to have some machinery by which the stages of Bills, and even portions of great Bills, might have suitable periods allotted to their discussion, and I will not lose sight of the matter; but I can make no proposal on the subject at present.