§ 48. Mr. R. MORRISON
asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to a statement made at Apperley Bridge, on Saturday last, by the First Commissioner of Works that, owing to the congestion of business, the Bill removing the thrift disqualification on old age pensioners would be delayed until the Autumn Session; and whether he will give an assurance that, so far as the Government is concerned, everything possible will be done to place this Bill on the Statute Book before the Vacation?
§ Mr. CLYNES
My right hon. Friend informs me that he did not intend to give the impression indicated in the first part of the question. As regards the second part, the Government intend to do all in their power to secure the passage of this Bill into law before Parliament rises next month.
§ Sir K. WOOD
Is it not a fact that the First Commissioner of Works said it was not owing to the congestion of business, but owing to the deliberate tactics of the Opposition, that this Bill was being hung up?