HC Deb 10 April 1913 vol 51 c1357
45. Mr. KING

asked the Prime Minister whether he has considered the proposal made with approval from the Opposition side of the House, that all Bills should go to Grand Committees, and that in no case should the Committee stage of any Bill be taken in Committee of the Whole House; and whether, with the view of shortening the Session and testing the value of this proposal, he will refrain from moving that the Finance Bill and Army (Annual) Bill of this year, the Government of Ireland Bill, the Established Church (Wales) Bill, the Plural Voting Bill, or any other Government measure be committed to a Committee of the Whole House?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Asquith)

I have no reason to think that the proposal referred to by my hon. Friend meets with the general approval of the Opposition. The matter will no doubt fall within the scope of the reference of the proposed Committee and be considered by it.