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Business Of The House

Volume 388: debated on Thursday 1 April 1943

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I beg to move,

"That the proceedings on the Catering Wages Bill be exempted at this day's Sitting from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House)."
I may say that we have no intention of asking the House to sit late, perhaps not more than an hour or so extra. We hope that the Bill may be disposed of, and I think it would be a great advantage if events took that course. A very full, discussion has taken place——

On a point of Order. Is this Motion for the suspension of the Rule debatable?

It is not debatable, but it is often customary to allow a short statement to be made in explanation.

I was only trying to smooth and mollify the proceedings as far as possible. As I have said, I hope that the proceedings on the Bill may be Wrought to a conclusion to-day. That would be of advantage to our Business in the next series of Sittings and meet the point which was raised earlier.

Question put, and agreed to.