HC Deb 28 June 1926 vol 197 cc955-6

Motion made, and "Question proposed, That the draft of a Special Order proposed to he made by the Board of Trade under Section 10 of the Gas Regulation Act, 1920, on the application of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses, of the borough of Clitheroe, which was presented on the 2nd June and published, be approved."—[Captain Margesson.]

Captain BENN

I have no desire to oppose this Motion. No doubt the matter is one of great public utility. But I think that if the Motion is of so useful a character, it is at least due to the House that some representative of the Board of Trade should be here. That is my objection to proceeding with it.


Might I appeal to the hon. and gallant Gentleman? It is simply impeding public business of the hon. and gallant Gentleman to put forward his objection.


I would remind hon. Members that objection cannot be taken before eleven o'clock.


But ought not some representative of the Board of Trade to be on the Front Bench?

Ordered, "That the Debate be now adjourned."—[Commander Byres Monsell.]

Debate to be resumed To-morrow.

The remaining Orders were read, and postponed.

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