HC Deb 22 December 1925 vol 189 cc2167-8

Would the Prime Minister inform the House how far the Government intend to go with the different Orders on the Paper?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Baldwin)

I propose to ask the House to take the first five Orders, that is to say, the consideration of the Lords Amendments to the Rating and Valuation Bill, the Criminal Justice Bill, the Tithe Bill and the Sandwich Port and Haven Bill, as also the other stages of the Mines (Working Facilities and Support) Bill.I

I understand it has been suggested that it might be possible to make such progress with the business that the Prorogation might be taken this evening at about Six o'Clock. If that be so, I am sure it would be for the convenience of the House to know at this stage-and if my right hon. Friend, on behalf of the Opposition, could assure me that that is so-I would propose not to move the two Motions which stand in my name.


As far as we on these benches are concerned, we are quite prepared to fall in with the arrangement that would permit the Prorogation to take place at some time round about Six o'Clock. We only want to raise questions on those Amendments that have come from the other House which have substance in them. We do not want to enter into unnecessary discussion.

Captain BENN

We are quite agree able.