§ Mr. ACLAND
May I ask the Leader of the House how far it is proposed to go with the Order Paper to-day, if the Agricultural Bill be disposed of in a reasonable time; secondly, what will be the business to-morrow; and, finally, what business the Government are going to take next week?
§ Mr. MacVEAGH
May I ask whether, having regard to the fact that by long practice in this House Irish questions have been taken first on Thursdays, and that to-day, as a result of the grouping of questions, only a few of the Irish questions on the Paper were reached, the right hon. Gentleman will confer with the Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Edmund Talbot) as to the possibility of making arrangements by which Irish questions will obtain precedence on at least one day a week?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
We have made arrangements for the Irish questions to have a fair amount of time, but I think the hon. Member will appreciate that they were precluded from being reached by the number of supplementary questions put by hon. Members. In answer to my right hon. Friend (Mr. Acland) I have to say that to-night we shall take only Orders 2 and 3—Isle of Man (Customs) Bill and the Public Works Loans Bill— if there be time for them.
§ To-morrow the Business will be—
- Women, Young Persons, and Children (Employment) Bill, Report;
- Criminal Injuries (Ireland Bill) Report;
- Gold and Silver (Export, Control, etc.) Bill, Second Reading;
- Isle of Man (Customs) Bill, Second Reading; and the
- Public Works Loans, Financial Resolution, Committee.
§ On Monday the Business will be—
§ On Wednesday the Business will be Supplementary Estimates, and on Thursday, subject to the conclusion of the Business commenced on Monday, we propose to take the Debate on the question of Expenditure, in which I understand a large section of hon. Members are anxious to take part.
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
The House Building, the Mines Department, the Mercantile Marine, Public Education (Ireland), Colonial Services, and National Health Insurance Commission (Ireland). I do not think we shall get beyond that.
§ Mr. BILLING
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether, having regard to the grave matter of unemployment of ex-soldiers and officers, he will give this House an early opportunity of debating the action of the Trades Unions on the question of Dilution?