§ 48. Mr. ASTOR
asked the Prime Minister if he will state whether the Government intend to proceed with the Industrial and Provident Societies (Amendment) Bill this Session?
§ 52. Sir JOHN BARRAN
asked the Prime Minister whether he has had intimation of the desire felt by co-operative societies for the passage of the Industrial and Provident Societies (Amendment) Bill introduced last April, and of the disappointment felt by these societies that the Bill has not hitherto been further proceeded with; and whether he can add anything to the promises already made as to the passage of this measure during the present Session?
§ 53. Mr. RAMSAY MACDONALD
asked the-Prime Minister whether, in view of the very general desire that the Industrial and Provident Societies (Amendment) Bill should pass this Session and the comparatively small opposition to it, he would suspend the Eleven o'clock Rule one night to enable the House to deal with the measure?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I am fully aware of the desire felt by the co-operative societies for the passage of the Bill referred to, and I trust it will be possible to pass it into law this Session. I hope to be able to make a statement on the subject next week.