§ Mr. RAMSAY MacDONALD (by Private Notice)
asked the Prime Minister whether, for the purpose of giving the House an opportunity of associating itself with the action taken in consequence of the Report, and of asking for an inquiry into the issues raised owing to the re-opening of the Zinoviev affair and the incomplete position in which it has been left by the Report, an early time will be afforded for a, discussion on the Report of the Board of Inquiry appointed to investigate certain statements affecting civil servants.
§ The PRIME MINISTER
As the right hon. Gentleman is aware, it is not an easy part of the Session in which to find time, but I will undertake to arrange at least a half-day during this part of the Session.
That the Proceedings on any Private business set down for consideration at half-past Seven of the clock this evening, by direction of the Chairman of Ways and Means, be exempted from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House) and, notwithstanding anything in Standing Order No. 8, may be taken after half-past Nine of the clock."—[The Prime Minister.]