Motion made, and Question proposed,
That the Scheme under the Agricultural Marketing Acts, 1931 and 1933, for
regulating the marketing of potatoes, a draft of which was presented to this House on the 4th day of December, 1933, be approved."—[Mr. Elliot.]
§ I understand that this course is convenient to the Front Bench opposite in order that they may be able to make a statement as to the intentions of the Government with regard to this business.
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Captain Margesson)
I am glad this evening to be able to fall in with the wishes of the hon. and learned Gentleman opposite, and the hon. Gentlemen below the Gangway, and, therefore, when I sit down, I shall be able to accept the Motion which has just been made by the hon. and learned Gentleman opposite, provided that the House will agree in all quarters that to-morrow night we shall report Progress at, say, roughly half-past Ten o'clock, and that after that we shall conclude, at a not late hour, the Debate on the Potato Order. If that course can be agreed to in all quarters, I shall be prepared to accept the Motion.
§ Sir S. CRIPPS
As far as we are concerned, we shall certainly agree with it, and I understand that my hon. Friends below the Gangway will also agree, but whether the right hon. and gallant Gentleman can control his own Scottish contingent, we cannot say!
§ Debate to be resumed To-morrow.