HC Deb 17 February 1943 vol 386 cc1764-5W

Motion made, and Question proposed, That the proceedings on the Order of the Day relating to Social Insurance and Allied Services be exempted at this day's Sitting from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House).—[Mr. Eden.]

Mr. Tinker


Mr. Deputy-Speaker

The Motion cannot be discussed.

Mr. Tinker

I am not discussing it. I wish to put a question. As the Sitting is to be extended, might we ask Members to curtail their speeches? We can say all we want in a 10-minute speech.

Mr. Gallacher

Will the right hon. Gentleman reconsider, through the usual channels a much further extension than that proposed? In view of the situation that has arisen, I think we ought to carry the Debate on until we finish the Business and then come back to the fact that there is a war on.

Question put, and agreed to.