HC Deb 10 November 1908 vol 196 cc57-8
MR. PIRIE (Aberdeen, N.)

asked whether in view of the fact that there were over ten pages of Amendments, the Prime Minister could not re-consider the allocation of business so as to avoid the Report Stage and Third Reading of the Scottish Education Bill being taken on the same day. He reminded the right hon. Gentleman that he promised to allow adequate time for discussion.


said he was anxious that both stages of the Bill should be completed that night as the Government wanted to send the Bill up to the House of Lords without delay, and there was no prospect of an early day.


Why should Scotsmen have to sit up all night?

MR. ALEXANDER CROSS (Glasgow, Camlachie)

Can a measure like this be carefully considered in the small hours of the morning?


There is no necessity to talk about the small hours of the morning. On the whole, it is a non-contentious Bill. All classes in Scotland desire it to pass into law, and I see no reason why with a slight extension of the ordinary hours it should not go through.