HC Deb 30 November 1944 vol 406 c76
The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Eden)

I beg to move, That, during the present Session whenever the House stands adjourned and it is represented to Mr. Speaker by His Majesty's Government that the public interest requires that the House should meet at any earlier time during the Adjournment, and Mr. Speaker is satisfied that the public interest does so require, he may give notice that he is so satisfied, and thereupon the House shall meet at the time stated in such notice and the Government Business to be transacted on the day on which the House shall so meet shall, subject to the publication of notice thereof in the Order Paper to be circulated on the day on which the House shall so meet, be such as the Government may appoint but subject as aforesaid the House shall transact its business as if it had been duly adjourned to the day on which it shall so meet, and any Government Orders of the Day and Government Notices of Motions that may stand on the Order Book for any day shall be appointed for the day on which the House shall so meet; provided also that in the event of Mr. Speaker being unable to act owing to illness or other cause, the Chairman of Ways and Means, or the Deputy Chairman, to be authorised to act in his stead for the purposes of this Resolution. Perhaps I should explain to the House that this is a Motion in the customary form, providing for the recall of the House during an Adjournment, if the public interest so requires it. We would like to have this power immediately. The House is very familiar with the Motion, and knows that we have put it into operation several times.

Question put, and agreed to.