§ Mr. MACKARNESS
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that legislation for the better housing of the working classes has been promised in the Gracious Speeches of the Sovereign for 1907, 1908, and 1909, that hopes of reform have been raised thereby, and that the Bill now before the House has received prolonged and patient investigation in Grand Committee, he can make a statement as to when His Majesty's Government intend to take the further steps necessary for passing it into law?
§ Mr. MORRELL
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the statement made by him at the end of last Session that the Government hoped to pass the Housing and Town Planning Bill through this House at a very early date this Session, he can now say when time will be given for proceeding with the Committee stage of this measure?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
Perhaps I may be allowed to answer the two questions at the same time. We hope to make provision for the further progress of this Bill when the Finance Bill has been read a second time, and soon after Whitsuntide. The Government certainly intend to press this measure through all its stages this Session.
§ Lord ROBERT CECIL
Does the right hon. Gentleman intend to have the Committee of the whole House, as originally intended, or has any change taken place in the Government plans?