§ *MR. J. A. PEASE (Essex, Saffron Walden)
said he wished to move the adjournment of the House in order to make a statement as to the course of public business. Owing to the First Reading of the Consolidated Fund (No. 1) Bill having been obtained yesterday, the Government were able to meet the wishes of the Leader of the Opposition, and would devote a whole day to the Second Reading of the Bill. Monday would be set aside for that purpose, the Bill being made the first Order of the day. In the evening the Government hoped also to secure the Second Reading of the Army Annual Bill. On Tuesday, it was proposed to introduce under the ten minutes rule a Bill to amend the Patent Laws, and the Secretary for Scotland, under the same rule, desired to introduce the Scottish Education Bill. After that, the Small Holdings (Scotland) Bill, and the Butter Bill would be introduced, and there were three small non-controversial measures of which the Home Secretary wished to obtain the Second Reading: the Probation of First Offenders' Bill, the Poisons Bill, and the Released Persons Bill. Those would all take precedence of the President of the Board of Education's Administrative Provisions Bill.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House do now adjourn"—(Mr. Joseph Pease.)
§ MR. COCHRANE
asked if it was the intention of the Government to introduce the Small Holdings (Scotland) Bill under the ten minutes rule?
§ MR. J. A. PEASE
replied in the negative, and asked leave to withdraw his Motion for the adjournment of the House.
§ Motion, by leave, withdrawn.