HC Deb 11 November 1927 vol 210 c594

Order for Second Beading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a Second time."


Is it actually intended to deal with this Measure now? I understand several important Acts have been introduced into this Bill for the first time. The Rent Restrictions Act has been put in. I should like to ask whether this is the case or not, because I desire to oppose its inclusion in this Measure on the ground that this Act may require to be discussed and amended in several respects. Is it intended to rush this Bill through at 10 minutes to four this afternoon?


According to the practice of the House any reference to Acts included in this Bill is dealt with on Committee stage.


There is an admirable procedure in former years by which a Select Committee of the House was assembled in order to consider the inclusion in the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill of each included Measure. Before we pass the Second Reading I should like to ask the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether that procedure is still in operation, and if so when the next Select Committee will be assembled?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Arthur Michael Samuel)

I will give the hon. Member the information he asks. The next time the Committee is to assemble is in 1928, but I think I can assure him that the Government will take the necessary steps well in advance to see that the procedure operates.

Bill committed to a Committee of the Whole House for Monday next.—[Commander Eyres Monsell.]