HC Deb 18 April 1947 vol 436 cc481-573

As amended (on the Standing Committee), considered.

11.5 a.m.

Mr. Oliver Lyttelton (Aldershot)

Mr. Speaker, may I ask whether your intention is to call both the new Clauses standing on the Order Paper in the name of myself and my hon. Friends? I would suggest that if we could discuss them both together, so long as we are enabled to vote upon them separately, it might meet the convenience of the House.

Mr. Speaker

I was proposing to call the first new Clause, because I realise that although it had a long Debate in Committee, it raises a point of major importance from the point of view of the Opposition. I would suggest, therefore, that both the new Clauses should be taken together, and I will call them separately for a Division. In view of the long discussion in Committee, I hope this morning's discussion will not be unduly long.

  1. NEW CLAUSE.—(Compensation for injury to business.) 16,205 words, 1 division
  2. cc521-5
  3. NEW CLAUSE.—(Provisions as to transfer and compensation of employees.) 1,664 words, 1 division
  4. cc525-32
  5. CLAUSE 1.—(Establishment and primary functions of the Raw Cotton Commission.) 2,648 words
  6. cc532-5
  7. CLAUSE 2.—(Raw cotton to be imported only by the Commission.) 1,073 words
  8. cc535-43
  9. CLAUSE 4.—(Punishment for prohibited importation or dealing.) 3,441 words
  10. cc543-7
  11. CLAUSE 6.—(Provisions as to independent members of the Commission.) 1,531 words
  12. c547
  13. CLAUSE 12 (General powers) 157 words
  14. cc547-73
  15. CLAUSE 26.—(Exercise of powers of Board of Trade.) 10,684 words, 1 division