HC Deb 24 February 1938 vol 332 c533
49. Mr. Herbert Morrison

asked the Prime Minister whether he can now in form the House of the date when the Government's Electricity Bill will be introduced, and the probable date of the Second Reading Debate?

The Prime Minister

I would refer the right hon. Gentleman to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for South Shields (Mr. Ede) on 1st February, to which I have nothing to add at present.

Mr. Morrison

The answer the Prime Minister gave was that he expected to be able to inform the House in another month's time. Have we not reached that point?

The Prime Minister

Nearly, but not quite.

Mr. Petherick

Is not the necessity for the further postponement of this and other important Measures the fact that a day was lost on the egregious Vote of Censure last Tuesday?