Orders of the Day — Parliament Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 10th December 1947.

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Photo of Mr William Wells Mr William Wells , Walsall 12:00 am, 10th December 1947

Certainly, though that situation has been elaborated ad nauseam in previous speeches from this side of the House. If the hon. Member for Chichester wants to hear it again from me, I have no objection at all. The situation, of course, is that this Government, within two and a half years of the appointed term of this Parliament, finds itself, not unnaturally, with its programme uncompleted. The party of which I am a Member stated in its Election address that it would not tolerate any obstruction from another place, and the Measure which is now before the House is a Measure to ensure that this obstruction does not occur. That is the situation, and it is perfectly simple.