HC Deb 01 June 1905 vol 147 cc453-4
MR. BELL (Derby)

I beg to ask the Home Secretary whether a day can be given for the Workmen's Compensation Bill before the adjournment for the Whitsuntide holidays.


Can the right hon. Gentleman make a general statement regarding the course of business?


On Monday next it is proposed first to take the Third Reading of the Finance Bill. There are two formal stages of money Resolutions. I believe the Secretary for the Treasury has already informed the House that another Consolidated Fund Bill is necessary; and it is proposed, therefore, to set up Committee in Ways and Means as the second order, then to take the Loans Bill and Report of Vote 10 for the Navy. On Tuesday the Speaker proposes to announce to the House his intention of retiring from the Chair. After that, Supply, the Board of Trade Vote, will be taken. On Wednesday the Scottish Churches Bill will be introduced under the ten minutes rule, and it is proposed to take the Motion for the holiday adjournment. On Thursday there will be the election of the new Speaker.


When will the vote of thanks to Mr. Speaker be moved?


The vote of thanks to the Speaker will be taken on Wednesday, according to precedent. In reply to the hon. Member for Derby, I may say I am anxious to get the Workmen's Compensation Bill before the Grand Committee on Trade. If I am fortunate enough to get the evening sitting on Monday, I shall be prepared to put the Bill on the Paper. I trust the House will send it to the Grand Committee on Trade that evening.

MR. JOHN REDMOND (Waterford)

What about the Whitsuntide holidays?


The House will adjourn on Thursday next until Tuesday, the 20th. On Thursday there will be practically no business. The Speaker adjourns the House at once, and business cannot be taken until his election has been approved.