HC Deb 27 July 1914 vol 65 cc1080-2

Whereupon Mr. DEPUTY-SPEAKER, pursuant to the Order o£ the House of 17th July, proposed the Question, "That this House do now adjourn."


I would like to ask what Bills are likely to be taken to-morrow (Tuesday)? A pledge was given by the Patronage Secretary, or the Prime Minister, as asked by him, that a little more notice would be given of the Bills to be taken—forty-eight hours was suggested.

Mr. GULLAND (Lord of the Treasury)

I am afraid I cannot answer that definitely. The Prime Minister said that if it were possible more notice should be given. I think it is probable that the Bills taken to-morrow will be the Milk and Dairies Bill and the County and Borough Councils (Qualification) (No. 3) Bill. It may be the National Insurance Act, 1911 (Part II. Amendment) Bill, Report stage, but it will probably be the Milk and Dairies Bill.


The Prime Minister's pledge contained nothing about "if possible." He turned round to me, and said that my request was most reasonable


What Supply will be taken on Wednesday?


I think the right hon. Gentleman had better ask the Prime Minister.


May I point out to the hon. Member for Pontefract that the suggestion of forty-eight hours is more in the nature of an ultimatum. I would advise him not to press it.

Adjourned accordingly at Three minutes after Twelve o'clock.