HC Deb 12 February 1924 vol 169 cc743-4
Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

think it would be convenient if we could be told what is to be the course of business to-day. It has been stated that there is to be a Motion for the Adjournment of the Debate and it would be convenient if we were informed what is proposed.


In that matter I am quite in the hands of the House. I anticipate that to-day, to-morrow, and the next day will be taken up with this Debate, but it has been communicated to me through the usual channels that there might be a desire, after I have finished what I have to say this afternoon, for an Adjournment. [HON. MEMBERS: "Why?"] It has been communicated to me through the usual channels. I am not concerned one way or the other. If it be for the convenience of the House, I am perfectly ready to agree, but, if hon. Members wish to carry on the Debate, I do not see why we should not do so.


We have had no information as to the nature of the right hon. Gentleman's speech or the length of it, and I think we must await fuller know- ledge. If the speech were one of considerable length covering a large variety of subjects, it might be for the general convenience of the House to adjourn until to-morrow.


I agree.


I wish to protest against any further adjournment. Parliament has been closed down except for a few days since August, and I think we should get on with the business.