§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."
§ Question put, and agreed to.
§ Bill read a second time.
§ Mr. HOGGE
On a point of Order. I understood that we have just passed the Second Reading of the Scottish Universities Bill. We were distinctly told by the Prime Minister that no business was to be taken after Eleven o'clock.
§ Mr. GULLAND (Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury)
I think my hon. Friend is not quoting the Prime Minister correctly. The Prime Minister said he would not move the suspension of the Eleven o'Clock Rule, but he gave notice that he wished, if possible, to get down to No. 8 on the Order Paper (Scottish Universities Bill). The hon. Member is highly interested in the Scottish universities, and he should allow the Bill to go through. It is greatly desired.
§ Sir R. FINLAY
I would like to join in the appeal to the hon. Gentleman. The Bill is urgently wanted on account of the number of men from the Scottish universities who are serving His Majesty.
§ Sir H. CRAIK
The Bill is desired by all the Scottish universities to meet the difficulties created by the War.
§ Mr. DEPUTY-SPEAKER
The Bill has been read a second time. The Motion is that the House forthwith resolves itself into Committee on the Bill.
§ Bill committed to a Committee of the Whole house for To-morrow.—[Mr. Walter Bea.]