HC Deb 19 June 1935 vol 303 cc369-70

Would the Prime Minister state how far he proposes to go to-night?


It is always difficult, on a Finance Bill, to say how far we shall go. We hope to make good progress, and we are particularly anxious to get also the Additional Import Duties Order, No. 14. I suggest that later in the day, when we see how we are getting on, we can consult through the usual channels, and I have no doubt that an arrangement will be made that we shall not sit up too late. No one wishes to sit up too late, but we do desire, good progress to be made.


Anyone who watched the proceedings and took account of the amount of business got through yesterday would agree that there was no waste of time. We sat until 12 o'clock. Thank goodness I was not here. Twelve o'clock is rather late, and we would rather go home at 11 o'clock to-night. With regard to the marble Order, we do not propose to keep the Government on that, for we do not attach very much importance to it.