Colonial and Middle Eastern Services.

Orders of the Day — Supply. – in the House of Commons on 17th February 1942.

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Motion made, and Question proposed, That a Supplementary sum, not exceeding £724,257, he granted to His Majesty, to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1942, for sundry Colonial and Middle Eastern Services under His Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies, including certain non-effective services and grants in aid.

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

I wondered whether it might be for the convenience of the Committee if we might be allowed formally to pass the Committee stage of this Supplementary Estimate. There is a number of points which some hon. Members wish to raise, and it would be of assistance to the Government if they could be postponed until the Report stage. There is not time to raise them to-day, and this is an Estimate which I know hon. Members wish to discuss.

Photo of Mr Arthur Jones Mr Arthur Jones , Shipley

I hope the procedure suggested by the right hon. Gentleman can be adopted. The hour is late, and there are very many points on this Estimate which we would like to raise. Perhaps on the Report stage we may have an opportunity of raising them then.

Photo of Mr Douglas Clifton Brown Mr Douglas Clifton Brown , Hexham

That has nothing to do with me. So far as I am concerned, I think any points can be raised on Report. If Members like to pass the Committee stage now, they can do so.

Question put, and agreed to.