HC Deb 09 July 1941 vol 373 c168
39. Mr. Martin

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the considerable number of Members wishing to speak who have been excluded from recent Debates, he will consider moving to increase the time of sitting for Debates, especially on the larger aspects of public policy, by one hour?

The Prime Minister

I would remind my hon. Friend that the Government have extended the hours of sitting on certain occasions recently and will always be prepared to consider allowing extra time for important Debates when desired.

Mr. Leslie Boyce

Would my right hon. Friend be prepared to consider, if necessary, placing a time-limit on the speeches of hon. Members, at all events for a certain period?

The Prime Minister

That is another matter.