§ Mr. ISAAC FOOT
On the question of the business for to-morrow, hon. Members are aware that what is known as the Hotels and Restaurants Bill has been in Committee, having received a Second Reading in this House. By the Votes and Proceedings this morning, we are informed that that Bill is to be put down for its Report and Third Reading stages to-morrow. There is also, in the Votes and Proceedings, upon pages 1514 to 1515, a whole page of new Clauses in the name of the Solicitor-General. The Bill is one of much interest to many hon. Members, but it is not yet available to Members. Until the Bill is received from the Committee, we cannot possibly devise the Amendments about which we are concerned, and in those circumstances, and having regard to the new Clauses now being suggested to a Bill which is not available to the Members of this House—[Interruption.]—I am also given to understand that they are new Clauses that have received no consideration in the Committee upstairs. [An HON. MEMBER: "It is not true."] That is what I am informed. I want to ask the 534 Prime Minister what protection can be afforded to Members of the House who are interested in those Clauses, and who are anxious that they shall be discussed.
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I think, Mr. Speaker, that I might pass that question to you, if you have no objection.
§ Mr. SPEAKER
A question has been raised in regard to the Hotels and Restaurants Bill. I understand that the hon. Member for Bodmin (Mr. Isaac Foot) wishes to know about it. I understand that the Bill passed its Committee stage yesterday afternoon, and that it will be printed, in its amended form, directly after 4 o'clock to-day. With regard to it being on the Paper tomorrow, the hon. Gentleman will remember that to-morrow is the last private Members' day of the Session, and, of course, if he wishes to adjourn consideration of the Bill, he will have an opportunity to move that to-morrow, when the Bill comes up for consideration.