§ 48. Sir CLEMENT KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the Prime Minister whether any steps have yet been taken, by consultation nr otherwise, with regard to the suggested amendment of the Standing Order governing I he. suspension of Members: and whether he has any statement he can make to the House on the subject?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Commander Eyres Monsell)
Yes, Sir; consultations have taken place between the leaders of the parties, and a suggested Amendment to Standing Order No. 18 will appear on the Order Paper to-morrow.
§ Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that certain statements have appeared in the Press, presumably official, as to certain periods of suspension, and that those periods of suspension do not accord with the preponderant feeling in the House?
§ Commander EYRES MONSELL
I am not responsible for any notices appearing in the Press, and my hon. Friend may take it that none is official.