§ Mr. Loftus
May I ask the Leader of the House, in view of the importance of matters to be discussed to-day and the large number of Members who wish to take part in the discussion, if he will consider either suspending the Rule to-day or affording another day for a continuation of the Debate?
§ Mr. Stokes
If the right hon. Gentleman does not see his way to suspending the Rule, will he give an assurance that another day will be afforded in the near future, failing which, will he give a definite undertaking that no commitments shall be entered into without coming to the House?
§ Mr. Stephen
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider suspending the Rule later on in the day if there is a widespread desire for it?
§ Mr. Hammersley
As it is well known that there is a very large number of speakers, more than would normally get into the Debate, and having regard to the fact that we recently passed a Motion which would give us some facilities in the matter, will my right hon. Friend take note of what happens in the course of the Debate with a view to meeting the wishes of the House?
§ Mr. Mathers
On the suggestion that the suspension of the Rule might be 632 considered later on, is it possible, under the Order recently passed, to suspend the Rule while we are sitting in Committee?
§ Mr. Speaker
The Rule cannot be suspended without the House being reformed, and that would end the Committee of Supply.