HC Deb 21 July 1924 vol 176 c885

Can the Deputy-Leader of the House say, in the event of the Motion in the name of the Prime Minister being carried, how far is it proposed to go with the business on the Paper?

The LORD PRIVY SEAL (Mr. Clynes)

We ask for the suspension of the Eleven o'Clock Rule only to make sure of completing the Committee stage of the Housing (Financial Provisions) Bill. In the event of that stage being finished by nine or 10 o'clock, we shall proceed with the Old Age Pensions Bill.


May we take it that in the event of the Housing Bill not being completed till after 11 or 12 o'clock, having regard to the number of Amendments and new Clauses, there will be no further business taken beyond that?


May I ask whether no other business except the Old Age Pensions Bill will be taken?


If there is objection to the further Orders we will not proceed with them, but there is still quite a number of smaller and less contentious items which we should like to clear off the Paper.

Motion made, and Question put, "That the Proceedings on Government Business be exempted, at this day's sitting, from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House)."—[Mr. Clynes.]

The House proceeded to a Division—

Mr. Frederick Hall and Mr. Parkinson were appointed Tellers for the Ayes, but there being no Members willing to act as Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Speaker declared that the Ayes had it.