HC Deb 06 June 1921 vol 142 cc1522-3

May I ask the Leader of the House what business it is intended to take on Wednesday?


I have been reconsidering the suggestion I made last week that we should take the Finance Bill on Wednesday. I am anxious in any way possible to spare hon. Members the special inconvenience which is caused by late sittings at present owing to the small number of trains which are running, or the absence of trains after a certain hour, and in the hope that it may serve to avoid late sittings I propose now to give Wednesday to clearing up a number of small matters, not, I think, in the main contentious, but for which otherwise late sittings might be necessary. The Housing (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill, Second Reading; the Overseas Trade (Credits and Insurance) Amendment Bill, Second Reading; Audit Stamp Duty, Ways and Means Committee thereupon; Supply, Navy Estimates, Report—the money must be obtained to comply with the law; the Financial Resolution of the Railways Bill, Report; Financial Resolution of the Finance (Consolidated Fund) Bill, Report, and, if time is available, we shall propose to give it to the Motion standing in the name of the hon. Member for Central Bristol (Mr. Inskip) in regard to the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act, 1919.