HC Deb 06 August 1912 vol 41 cc2924-72

May I ask the Prime Minister if he can make a statement with regard to business?


After the Second Reading this evening of the Trade Unions Bill we will take the Report stage of the Finance Bill and the Third Readings of the Public Works Loans Bill and the Protection of Animals Bill.

To-morrow we propose to ask the House, for the general convenience, to meet at twelve o'clock. The Third Reading of the Finance Bill will be the First Order. Then the Postmaster-General will make a statement as to the Marconi contract. It is not proposed to have a general discussion on the subject or to ask the House to approve the contract, but an early opportunity will be given when we resume in the autumn for a discussion. The Adjournment Motion will then be taken, and on this the Sugar Convention will be discussed. We propose to resume on Monday, 7th October. [An HON. MEMBER: "What business will be taken on the resumption?"] That announcement will be made to-morrow.


I beg to give notice that, to-morrow, on the Motion for the Adjournment, I will take the opportunity to raise the question of the admission of live cattle into ports of the United Kingdom from Ireland.

Resolved, "That this House do meet To-morrow at Twelve o'clock."—[The Prime Minister.]