§ MR. HAROLD COX
I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the Local Authorities (Qualification of Women) Bill in no way raises the contentious question of women's suffrage; and whether, if he receives an assurance from both sides of the House that this Bill will be treated as non-contentious, he will provide facilities for the successive stages of the Bill.
§ SIR H. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
If my hon. friend can succeed in extinguishing all opposition to this Bill I don't know what might happen; but until that is accomplished, I am afraid I can only repeat that we cannot possibly star a Bill that has not been even read a second time.