HC Deb 07 June 1932 vol 266 cc1777-81

Before asking the right hon. Gentleman the Prime Minister the question that I intend to ask him, may I, on behalf of myself and my colleagues, offer him our congratulations, and also the right hon. Gentleman the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on their recovery, and express the hope that they will both be able to stand up to it for the future? I wish to ask how far the

right hon. Gentleman expects to go tonight if his Motion is carried.


The suspension of the Eleven o'Clock Rule is being moved in order to make certain of obtaining the Third Reading of the Town and Country Planning Bill. The Government would like to obtain the Second Reading of the Patents and Designs Bill [Lords] and the Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution for that Bill, as well as the Second Reading of the Marriage (Naval, Military and Air Force Chapels) Bill [Lords], but it is not the intention of the Government to keep the House sitting unduly late for the last part of this desire.


Is my right hon. Friend yet in a position to say whether the Government will prorogue or adjourn when this part of this Session comes to an end? It is really becoming very important for some of us to know, who are interested in Bills now before Committee.


I sympathise with my right hon. Friend, but I am very sorry that I am somewhat the cause of the delay in answering. I have only got back this morning, but I shall lose no time in putting myself in a position to answer the question.

Motion made, and Question put, That the Proceedings on Government Business be exempted, at this day's Sitting, from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House)."—[The Prime Minister.]

The House divided: Ayes, 298; Noes, 36.