Private Bill Standing Orders

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons am 12:00 am ar 9 Mawrth 1945.

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Photo of Mr Hugh Lawson Mr Hugh Lawson , Skipton 12:00, 9 Mawrth 1945

I do not pretend that I have looked through the whole of this Report, but on a casual reading I found one thing which appealed to me very much. In paragraph 120 there is a declaration to be signed by Members of Committees. One of the things a Member has to certify is that he will never vote on any question which may arise without having duly heard and attended to the evidence relating thereto. This seems to me a most excellent provision, and it might well be applied to proceedings in this House. On the rare occasions when I vote for the Government, I am usually asked by some Member in the Lobby, "What are we voting for?" It would be a good thing if this rule were applied to our proceedings here.