HC Deb 20 May 1909 vol 5 cc703-5

[MR. CALDWELL, Deputy-Chairman, in the Chair.]

Motion made and Question proposed, "That it is expedient to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of remuneration and expenses incurred under any Act of the present Session to provide for the establishment of Trade Boards for certain Trades."—[Mr. Churchill.]


I do not object to the Committee being passed, but I ask that we should have an opportunity for discussion on the Report of the Committee to discuss certain matters. Our reason for not objecting tonight is that if we did the progress of the Bill would be delayed, and we do not desire that it should.

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Churchill)

I am very much obliged to the right hon. Gentleman for what he has said. The Bill was supported so largely by Members of all parties in the House, and there are so few points of controversy or difficulty, that I felt I might ask for some hope that the proceedings in Committee would not be delayed. Of course, if hon. Gentlemen wish to have an opportunity to discuss the Resolution, the Government is in their hands, and if they allow this stage to pass I will take an opportunity of expressing their views.

Resolution to be reported upon Monday next, 24th May.