HC Deb 13 February 1922 vol 150 cc600-1
44. Lieut.-Colonel POWNALL

asked the Prime Minister whether it is intended to introduce during the present Session a Bill to abolish night baking on the lines of the Government Bill of 1920?

The LEADER of the HOUSE (Mr. Chamberlain)

I cannot at present say whether it will be possible to find time for this Bill this Session


Is it not a fact that the Government promised to introduce legislation to deal with this subject last Session?


I think a hope of dealing with it was expressed, but, having regard to the great amount of work we have to perform, especially financial work, I should not like to begin this Session by making promises which I may not be able to carry out.


If the bakers can stay up all night baking bread, cannot this House stay up all night passing legislation?

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

Half-baked legislation.