§ 59. Sir E. STOCKTON
asked the Prime Minister whether, having regard to the threatened congestion of public business, the general objection to very late sittings, and the inability of ensuring under the present conditions opportunity to an adequate and representative number of Members to lay their views before the House on important occasions, he will consider the desirability of taking such steps as may be necessary to limit all speeches to five minutes unless under exceptional circumstances, in which case the permission of the House would be asked for an extension?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
My hon. Friend's proposal to limit speeches has often been discussed before, but so far it has not been found to meet with sufficient support to warrant its adoption.
§ Mr. STURROCK
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider devolution, as a means of avoiding late sittings?