HC Deb 29 April 1937 vol 323 cc679-80

Amendment made: in page 9, line 23, at the end, insert: The Air Force Constitution Act, 1917 (7 & 8 Geo. 5, c. 51). In subsection (2) of section nine, after the words 'Air Council,' there shall be inserted the words 'other than the Secretary of State and any Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State.' "—[Sir J. Simon.]

Fourth Schedule agreed to.

THE CHAIRMAN proceeded to propose the Question, "That the Chairman do report the Bill, as amended."

Mr. Garro Jones


The Chairman

The hon. Member must wait until I have finished putting the Question.

Question proposed, "That the Chairman do report the Bill, as amended."

Mr. Garro Jones

May I make a plea to the Home Secretary, if he cannot make any alteration here—

Mr. H. G. Williams

On a point of Order. Has it not been ruled in the past that this Question cannot be discussed?

The Chairman

The hon. Gentleman does not know the ingenuity of the hon. Member for North Aberdeen (Mr. Garro Jones). I do not know yet what he is going to raise, and whether he has discovered something he can discuss on this Question.

Mr. Garro Jones

I must apologise for my unseemly haste in rising before, but the interval between the question being put and the collection of the voices has become so short of recent years that it is necessary to be prompt in order to get up at the psychological moment. I rise to appeal to the Home Secretary to endeavour to get some alteration to Clause 10 in another place—

The Chairman

The hon. Member has certainly not been sufficiently ingenious this time. He cannot discuss Clause 10 on the Motion to report the Bill.

Bill reported, as amended, to be considered upon Monday next, and to be printed. [Bill 136.]