HC Deb 08 February 1933 vol 274 c181
22. Mr. MANDER

asked the Prime Minister whether the Government propose at an early date to ask the House to carry into effect the recommendations in the report from the Select Committee on Procedure?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)

The recommendations contained in the report of this committee are under consideration, but it is not yet possible to make any statement in regard thereto.


Can the Prime Minister say if a decision is likely to be arrived at before Easter?


I should say not. If the hon. Member knows, as I am sure be does, the tremendous breadth and scope of these recommendations, he will see that they raise a thousand and one of the most difficult problems in the Constitutional position of this House.

Viscountess ASTOR

Seeing that so many hon. Members have nothing to do on committees of this House, cannot the Prime Minister give them something to do?