MR. PIKE PEASE
On behalf of the hon Member for the Epping Division of Essex, I beg to ask the Prime Minister if he will consider the propriety of allowing an interval of half-an-hour for dinner, to commence after the Easter recess; or if he would allow the House an expression of independent opinion on the subject.
§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Sir H. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN, Stirling Burghs)
I see no reason to change the view of the question upon which the rules, as they now stand, were founded. Experience has confirmed the advantage of the uninterrupted sitting. With regard to the second part of the Question, whilst I am anxious to meet, as far as possible, the convenience of the Members, the advancement of business must remain our principal object.