HC Deb 26 May 1952 vol 501 cc1111-2
Mr. R. A. Butler

I beg to move, "That the Chairman do report Progress and ask leave to sit again."

The only observation I wish to make is that we have a great deal of work to do, but I think we have got over many of the main issues of the Bill. I hope that when we come to the new Clauses we can make progress. I am obliged for the spirit in which these matters have been debated.

Mr. Gaitskell

I agree with the Chancellor that we have made substantial progress. One reason I have for regretting that we are adjourning now is that we have been discussing the Excess Profits Levy, and there has been a great deal of talk about the Conservative Party manifesto and how that particular part came to be written in. Now we have the right hon. Gentleman the Prime Minister with us it would have been interesting to hear his opinion. But it is a little too late to start another Clause, so we must try to induce him to give us his views on another occasion. On this occasion we have no objection to the Motion.

Question put, and agreed to.

Committee report Progress; to sit again Tomorrow.