HC Deb 24 November 1926 vol 200 cc509-10

Whereupon Mr. SPEAKER, pursuant to the Resolution of the House of 27th September, proposed the Question, "That this House do now adjourn."


On the Adjournment, I wish to put a question to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury. It was announced that on the Regulations which I understand are to be moved on Friday the Home Secretary would reserve to himself the right, if the situation changed, to move only those Regulations which he thought fit to move. We have since had another statement from the Secretary for Mines, in which he said that certain of those Regulations have now been modified, or altogether withdrawn. Do we understand that fresh Regulations are to be made During Question Time the hon. and gallant Member for Leith (Captain Benn) put a question as to whether certain other Regulations dealing with personal liberty were to be moved. The question which I wish to ask the Parliamentary Secretary is as to what exact Regulations are to be moved, and whether he will give notice to the House of those Regulations It is usual, but not compulsory, that the House, and particularly the Opposition, should be informed exactly what the Parliamentary Secretary intends to do. Can he inform the House to-night, or between now and Friday, what the Home Secretary intends to do on Friday in regard to these Emergency Regulations?

The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Commander Eyres Monsell)

I will answer the hon. Member as far as I am able to do so, but at the present moment I am unable to say exactly what the Home Secretary intends to keep in or to leave out. This question, as I think it has already been said, will be answered to-morrow, and I am afraid I am not in a position to say more—I have not the slightest idea what Regulations will be submitted. I think if the hon. Member will wait until to-morrow, a full statement will be made.


The Home Secretary has already informed me.


I understand from the right hon. Gentleman who is at present the Leader of the Opposition that the Home Secretary has already informed him that what I have said is substantially accurate.

Adjourned accordingly at a Quarter after Eight o'Clock.