HC Deb 01 March 1929 vol 225 c2424

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House do now adjourn." — [Sir G. Hennessy.]


May I appeal to my hon. and gallant Friend to allow us an opportunity for the other Measures standing on the Order Paper to be put from the Chair?

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

I hope the hon. Baronet the Member for South Hammersmith (Sir W. Bull) will support me on other occasions when I raise a protest against this practice of the Government. I think it is intolerable that on a Friday, which is a day sacred to private Members, and especially so early in the year, the Government should move to adjourn the House while there is still another quarter of an hour to run. Surely the hon. and gallant Member on the Front Bench knows that there are certain Measures which are not opposed and which, by agreement, can be got through. Some of my Hon. Friends have brought in Measures of a non-controversial character, and it is extremely hard luck that the limited rights which private Members have in this Session should be further invaded in this way.

Question put, and agreed to.

Adjourned accordingly at a quarter before Four o'Clock until Monday next, 4th March.