HC Deb 18 December 1933 vol 284 cc1079-81

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 beg to move, "That tfce Debate be now adjourned."

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.


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.


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.