§ MR. PIRIE (Aberdeen, N.)
I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether, in view of the block of legislation both in the House and the Standing Committees, he would consider the expediency of appointing a Committee of the House to apportion the time to be allowed for the discussion of particular measures and parts thereof in the Committee stage in the House and in the Standing Committees.
§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Sir HENRY CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN,) Stirling Burghs
I have already expressed my own view and that of the Government in regard to this matter. We are entirely favourable to the establishment of a Committee of Public Business. But the demands made upon the time of the House in connection with other questions of procedure have, as I have already informed the House, left us no opportunity for taking steps to set up a Committee of the kind.