HC Deb 18 April 1958 vol 586 cc587-8

Order for Second Reading read.

3.59 p.m.

Mr. Graham Page (Crosby)

I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.

In the time available I could do no more than draw the attention of the House to the Explanatory Note on the front of the Bill.

Mr. Alfred Robens (Blyth)

I do not think the House should deal in a few moments with a Bill which affects millions of people in employment. There are a good many objections which I myself should like to put to the Bill and I am sorry that the hon. Member for Crosby (Mr. Page), who may have had a very good case for the Bill, has not had an opportunity to state it. Indeed, I think that his time would have been better served had he used what minutes remained to him to state the case for the Bill. Then perhaps at some other time we should have been able to examine the arguments that he put forward. Obviously, if one were to take this Bill——

It being Four o'clock, the debate stood adjourned.

Debate to be resumed upon Friday, 2nd May.