Amendments to the Address

Part of Orders of the Day — Business of the House – in the House of Commons on 18th November 1942.

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Photo of Viscount  Turnour Viscount Turnour , Horsham and Worthing

I ventured to ask the Leader of the House when he first discussed the arrangements for Business—I did not give him notice that I would raise this point now, and I am taking no objection to his absence—whether he would consider a proposal which I have put forward for an Amendment of the Standing Order relating to the Adjournment Motion. He gave me a friendly reply and said that he would consider it. I only venture to point out that if it were possible to adopt my proposal, it would to some extent meet some of the objections raised about Scotland. The question of housing in Scotland is a difficult one to deal with on the Adjournment, as the Adjournment Rule exists at the present, I would call the attention of the Patronage Secretary to the matter, and perhaps it may be possible for him to give an answer in a short time.