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Carrying Bills Over

Volume 180: debated on Wednesday 7 August 1907

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I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether the Government, in view of the number of incomplete Bills which have to be dropped at the close of each session, will consider the propriety of carrying forward to the succeeding session of the same Parliament such as have reached an advanced stage?

asked the Prime Minister whether, having regard to the number of incomplete stages of Bills which the Government meant to pass, and the pressure brought to bear upon Members not to discuss Bills, he would consider the expediency of passing a general guillotine Resolution to the effect that on 12th August next all Government Bills which had passed Second Reading should be passed through their various stages—

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I do not think that the number of such Bills is great this session, and therefore the question hardly arises at the moment.