In regard to the Motion on the Paper in the name of the Prime Minister, to suspend the 11 o'clock Rule on the business of the Rent and Mortgage Interest Restrictions Bill, may I ask if the Prime Minister has in mind the fact that an all-night Sitting on this subject three years ago led to the passing of a Bill which has given rise to endless confusion?
§ object is to get the Third Reading to-morrow night.
Motion made, and Question proposed,
That the Proceedings on the Rent and Mortgage Interest Restrictions Bill and on Public Works Loans [Remission of Debts] be exempted, at this day's Sitting, from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House)."—[The Prime Minister.]
§ Mr. SPEAKER
Under the Standing Order, I am bound to put the Question, forthwith, without Amendment or Debate.
§ Question put:
§ The House divided: Ayes, 225; Noes, 142.