§ 45. Mr. SMITHERS
asked the Prime Minister to what private Members' Bills, introduced during the present Session, special facilities are to be granted besides the Sentence of Death (Expectant Mothers) Bill?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
The House will recollect that the Sentence of Death (Expectant Mothers) Bill was introduced under the Ten Minutes' Rule by my hon. Friend the Member for The Wrekin Division (Miss Picton-Turbervill). Representations were made to me that not only was there no opposition to the Bill from any quarter, but that the Bill itself was not expected to occupy much time in Committee. On that assurance, the Government decided to adopt the Measure. The possibility of adopting other private Members' Measures is constantly under consideration with reference to the time available for the Government's general programme, but I fear that in the present congested state of business I cannot give any undertaking at this stage that it will be possible to grant facilities in other cases.