§ The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)
I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave on the 29th January last in reply to a question on this subject by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Gains-borough (Captain Crookshank).
§ Mr. LEWIS
Does the Prime Minister appreciate that one of the principal causes of irritation in the working of these time-table Motions is the feeling by the Opposition of the day that the details are drawn up by the Government and not by any impartial or representative committee; and does he not appreciate that if a committee such as is suggested in the question could find some way of getting over the difficulty it would very much facilitate the working of these time-table Motions in future?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I fully recognise the problem which my hon. Friend has stated, but I doubt whether the suggestion he makes for dealing with it, at any rate in the first instance, is a practicable one. It is under consideration.