Mr. J. RAMSAY MacDONALD
(by Private Notice) asked the Prime Minister, supposing the Finance Bill tomorrow be disposed of before 11 o'clock, what business he would then propose to take?
§ Captain WEDGWOOD BENN
On a point of Order. May I direct your attention, Mr. Speaker, to the fact that the time allotted for the consideration and Third Reading of the Finance Bill, according to the question just asked by the hon. Member for Aberavon (Mr. MacDonald), may not be exhausted, and will you, in selecting Amendments, bear that fact in mind, because it appears that the working of the rule in the selection of Amendments is curtailing unduly the rights of private Members to move Amendments?
§ Captain BENN
I need hardly say that I had not the least desire to reflect on the Chair, and if I did so, I withdraw it.
§ Mr. SPEAKER
I endeavour to exercise my duties so as to give the House the most business-like discussion on Amendments, and to avoid repetition. I have not selected, and I do not propose to select, Amendments that were discussed at great length on the Committee stage. Were I to do so, it would be mere repetition.