HC Deb 13 April 1920 vol 127 cc1591-2

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Clause stand part of the Bill."

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

I understand that an indication was given yesterday that this Bill would not be taken to-day. There are no Amendments down on the Paper, but, I handed in some in the early part of to-day's sitting, and, before the Committee stage is now proceeded with, I want to ask how far it is proposed to go with the Bill? I know there are certain points which hon. Members wish to raise, and it is putting us in a rather unfortunate position by taking it now, because we understood that time would be allowed for a proper debate of certain parts of the Bill.


The understanding, I believe, was that this Bill would be taken, not at a late hour, but at a time when it would be possible to consider it. There was no undertaking that it should not be taken to-day.

Clauses 2 and 3 ordered to stand part of the Bill.