§ Sir GODFREY BARING
asked whether the right hon. Gentleman is aware that, although over forty-five hours were allocated to the Debate on the Second Reading of the Government of Ireland Bill, only sixty-six Members found an opportunity of speaking; whether he is aware that, owing to the length of the speeches delivered, a number of Members who desired to take part in the Debate were debarred from doing so; and whether, having regard to these facts, he will consider the desirability of proposing a Standing Order limiting the duration of speeches?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
It is clearly within the power of Members themselves to remedy the evil to which the hon. Baronet calls attention, and I do not think it is a matter for Government intervention.