HC Deb 11 November 1912 vol 43 c1719
53. Sir J. D. REES

asked the Prime Minister whether he can allot an extra day for the discussion of the Excise and Customs provisions of the Government of Ireland Bill, as Members had no opportunity of representing the injurious effects which will ensue from such provisions to the industries of their constituencies?


I do not see that there is any necessity to give extra time, as the provisions referred to will be discussed on both Wednesday and Thursday.


Has attention been called to the fact that the hon. Member for Nottingham has already given himself thirty-seven opportunities of telling the House what he thinks will be the effect of the Home Rule Bill?

Sir J. D. REES

Under this Clause, will not the Irish Government be able to subsidise the lace industry of Ireland as they do the tobacco industry, and may they not thus give a bounty against the British lace trade in Nottingham, as well as others?


That does not arise out of the question.


Will the right hon. Gentleman postpone the consideration of this until the two hon. Members below the Gangway have escaped from the Police Court?

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