HC Deb 12 June 1947 vol 438 cc1451-2

Considered in Committee; reported without Amendment.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read the Third time."

9.1 p.m.

Mr. E. P. Smith (Ashford)

I make no apology for claiming the attention of the House for a few minutes on the subject of this Bill, and I do so for two reasons: first, because I consider that 29 minutes, which was all that was allocated by the Government to the Second Reading of this rather important Bill was so short as to be almost a travesty.

The Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Oliver

) The hon. Gentleman is speaking on the wrong Bill.

Mr. Smith

I appear to have hatched my egg too early, Mr. Deputy-Speaker.

Bill reported, without Amendment, read the Third time, and passed, without Amendment.