HC Deb 05 March 1931 vol 249 c570
26. Sir K. WOOD

asked the Home Secretary the present position with regard to the Factories Bill?


The position is that the Government are anxious to proceed with this Bill when they are in a better position to judge whether, having regard to other commitments and the state of Parliamentary business, it will be practicable to carry it through all its stages during the present Session.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

On a point of Order. It may not be the right hon. Member's fault, but we could not hear a word of his answer. [HON. MEMBERS: "Keep the Clyde Members quiet!"] May we have the answer repeated?


As the Home Secretary says the Government are now considering the position, may I ask what is going to happen to the Bill? Did he not state a long time ago that this Bill was urgent? Why has it been elbowed out by the Electoral Reform Bill and the Trade Disputes Bill?


It has not been elbowed out.