HC Deb 24 July 1919 vol 118 c1578

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman what is the business for next week?


Monday. Pre-War Practices Bill (Report), if not obtained to-morrow (Friday); Patents and Designs Bill (Second Reading); Trade Marks Bill, Expiring Laws Bill, and succeeding Orders on the Paper.

Tuesday, Supply (Army Vote on Account).

Thursday, Supply (Ministry of Pensions Vote and Education Vote).

The business for Wednesday has not yet been decided upon, and will be announced on Monday.

Commander BELLAIRS

In the event of a reconstruction of the Government, shall we have an opportunity of debating this question?

Ordered, That the Navy Estimate;, 1919–20 (Supplementary Vote on Account) [presented 16th July], and Civil Services Estimates, 1019–20, Class 2, Vote 6 (Colonial Office), be considered in Committee of Supply."— [Mr. Bonar Law.]

Commander BELLAIRS

May I ask whether, in the event of Government business coming to an end at an early hour, we can discuss the Motion on the Order Paper in my name— That. in the opinion of this House, the Navy, Army, and Air Force should be under the supreme direction of one Cabinet Minister, and the War Staff Colleges for the three fighting professions should be assembled together at Cambarley with a view to developing a unity of doctrine of offensive war which will gradually spread through the whole of the Imperial forces— [Commander Bellairs.]


We have already said that if the Navy Vote does not occupy the whole of the time the remainder of the time will be taken up by the Colonial Office Vote.