§ MR. R. PEARCE (Staffordshire, Leek)
I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether, recognising the general desire for some improvement in the method of arranging the order of private Members' business, he has seen and will adopt, with or without modification, the plan set forth in the proposed Motion standing on the Notices in the name of the hon. Member for the Leek Division of Staffordshire for securing priority next session for such private Members' Bills and Motions as have made progress and been largely supported this session.
§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. ASQUITH,) Fifeshire, E.
The Government have no present intention to occupy the time of the House by considering proposals in regard to the rearrangement of business, but, whenever any alterations are considered, the hon. Gentleman's suggestions will not be overlooked. I need hardly remind my hon. friend that, by the co-operation of private Members, priority can generally be secured for Motions and Bills receiving the greatest amount of support.