HC Deb 11 March 1930 vol 236 c1110

May I ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how far the Government propose to go with the Coal Mines Bill this evening?


I understand that, when the Bill was last under discussion, an arrangement was made to complete the remaining stages in a certain number of days, and therefore the allocation of the time rests mainly with the Members of the Opposition. We do not want to sit late. Perhaps the best thing would be for the parties to get together, say about 10 or 11 o'clock, and decide at what point they would like the proceedings to be adjourned.


I think that is a very convenient course. Obviously, we do not wish to sit late, but it might be that it would be convenient to dispose of certain Amendments of no great importance before we adjourn in order that we might begin the next day's proceedings with Amendments which are important; and, on that understanding, my hon. Friends will agree to the Motion which is on the Paper in the name of the Government.

Ordered, That the Proceedings in Committee on the Coal Mines Bill be exempted, at this day's Sitting, from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House)."—[Mr. P. Snowden.]