HC Deb 13 June 1944 vol 400 cc1804-946

Considered in Committee.

[Major MILNER in the Chair.]

The Chairman

I propose to call the first Amendment standing in the name of the hon. Member for South Croydon (Sir H. Williams).

Sir Edward Grigg (Altrincham)

On a point of Order. I wish to ask the Leader of the House about the procedure to-day. I was informed by Mr. Speaker that if the point was put at the beginning of the Committee stage, it would be in Order. If the proceedings in Committee on this Bill are protracted, as they may well be, will the right hon. Gentleman give us an assurance that the Third Reading will not be taken to-day?

Mr. Eden

Yes, I think the hon. Member's request is a perfectly reasonable one. If the Committee stage were protracted—we hope it will not be—the Third Reading would not be pressed for to-day.

  1. CLAUSE 1.—(Amendment of s. 20 of principal Act.) 47,226 words, 5 divisions
  2. cc1921-6
  3. CLAUSE 3.—(Amendment of s. 22 of principal Act.) 1,386 words
  4. cc1926-40
  5. CLAUSE 5.—(Compensation to displaced officers.) 5,605 words
  6. c1940
  7. CLAUSE 6.—(Superannuation rights of officers transferred from local authorities.) 116 words
  8. cc1940-2
  9. CLAUSE 8.—(Interpretation.) 506 words
  10. cc1942-6
  11. SCHEDULE.—(Section 22 of principal Act as amended by this Act.) 1,482 words
  12. c1946
  13. ADJOURNMENT 8 words