HC Deb 04 July 1927 vol 208 c866

asked the Prime Minister whether he proposes to provide facilities at an early date for the Motion standing in the name of the hon. Member for Nelson and Colne, Standing Committee (Chairman)?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Churchill)

No, Sir.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that since this Motion was put on the Order Paper there have been further irregularities in this Committee, and does he not think it is a little unfortunate that this Motion should be allowed to stand on the Order Paper indefinitely?


I have had no information of any definite character given to me, though I understand there has been a certain amount of friction. Of course, it is inconvenient that this Motion should stand on the Order Paper indefinitely, but it is also extremely inconvenient to find a day for its discussion. It would be a great pity that the hon. Member should leave a Motion of this kind on the Paper.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

As one who is not in any way concerned with the matter directly, may I ask you, Sir, how we can raise questions affecting Chairmen of Committees? What is the machinery for doing it?


The ordinary method is by tabling a Motion, but it would be very unfortunate if the House were to make a practice of discussing the way in which Chairmen upstairs carry out their difficult duties.