§ Order read for Consideration on report of Resolution relating to salaries, etc. (Labour Exchanges).
§ Mr. H. J. TENNANT (Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade)
This is a financial Resolution and I understand that according to the Rules of the House it is possible to take it at this hour. Naturally, I would not wish to do anything inconvenient to hon. Members at this time of night, but I would like to point out that a good many people have been told that the Committee will meet this morning at 12 o'clock, and they will come down specially to debate this matter.
§ Mr. E. H. CARLILE
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker, are we entitled to object to this stage being taken now? If so, I do object.
§ Mr. SPEAKER
I think there is an understanding that in a case of this sort notice should always be given to the Opposition if such a Motion is to be taken. Whether such notice has been given or not I do not know. [OPPOSITION cries of "No."]
§ Mr. TENNANT
Notice was given yesterday. I only wish to point out that it will be a great inconvenience to hon. Gentlemen on both sides of the House if this Motion is not taken now.
§ Lord BALCARRES
In view of the fact that the Finance Bill has been closured seven times to-day, I think it unreasonable to ask us to deal with this matter at this hour.
§ Report upon Resolution deferred till this day,992
§ And it being after half-past Eleven of the clock on Monday evening, Mr. Speaker adjourned the Bouse without Question put, in pursuance of the Standing Order.
§ Adjourned at Five minutes before Four o'clock, a.m.