HC Deb 09 July 1923 vol 166 c1138

Considered in Committee under Standing Order 71A.—(King's Recommendation, signified.)

[Mr. JAMES HOPE in the Chair.]

Motion made, and Question proposed, That it is expedient to authorise the remission of arrears of principal and interest due to the Public Works Loan Commissioners in respect of Eyemouth Harbour, in pursuance of any Act of the present Session relating to Local Loans."—[Captain Douglas King.]

Captain BENN

May I ask what Minister is in charge of this Resolution? Is it not the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whose name is against this, and should he not have come down to move this Motion? I recognise the ability and courtesy of the hon. and gallant Gentleman who has moved it, but when a Motion is specially made, it is not proper that the Financial Secretary should consider it unnecessary to come down. That should certainly impel any ordinary Member to make a protest.

Resolution to be reported To-morrow.

The remaining Orders were read, and postponed.

It being after Half-past Eleven, of the Clock upon Monday evening, Mr. SPEAKER adjourned the House, without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Adjourned at Nineteen Minutes after Two o'Clock a.m.