HL Deb 28 July 1924 vol 58 c1110

My Lords, before the House adjourns I desire to protest against the manner in which I have been treated this afternoon in connection with the Public Health (Smoke Abatement.) Bill. It is extremely inconvenient after making arrangements to come down here, collecting one's friends and opponents, to be suddenly informed that the Bill is not to be taken. I was so taken by surprise that I did not protest at the time. I desire to do so now, and at the same time to receive a definite statement from the Government as to when the Bill actually will be taken.


I regret the fact in one sense, but not in another, because business has gone through more quickly than I anticipated. I thought it would necessitate our coming back after dinner, a step which I think your Lordships desire to avoid if possible. I mentioned earlier that the Bill in which the noble Lord is so much interested will be taken on Friday.