HC Deb 26 June 1918 vol 107 cc1190-2

The Education (Scotland) Bill has left the House. Is it to go upstairs?




Can my right hon. Friend give me any idea when he proposes to take it upstairs?


May I enter my protest against a measure of this importance, dealing with Scotland, having only one day allotted to it? We have had speeches from only twenty-four or twenty-five Scottish Members out of seventy-two. The Debate has been almost entirely confined to the East of Scotland. The Members for Edinburgh, Leith, and Midlothian have made speeches, whereas the West of Scotland has only been represented by one speech. The hon. Member (Mr. Holmes) is an expert on education, and he was unable to catch your eye. The hon. Members for Paisley and Greenock and six Members for Glasgow have not had an opportunity. The point of that is that a measure of this importance should in the future get two days, at any rate, allotted to it, so that opinions from various parts of Scotland may be fairly represented. The West has not had an opportunity to-day of stating its views fully. The East has occupied all the time of the House.


Nearly everyone has been called who has risen.

Question put, and agreed to.

Adjourned accordingly at Two minutes after Eleven o'clock.