HC Deb 06 March 1924 vol 170 cc1604-5

May I ask the Deputy-Leader of the House to inform us what business will be taken next week?


On Monday we shall take the Civil Services and Revenue Departments Estimates, 1924–25—Vote on Account (Report stage).

On Tuesday we shall move Mr. Speaker out of the Chair on the Air Estimates—(Votes A, 1, 4, 2 and 3).

On Wednesday we shall take the Trade Facilities Bill (Committee stage) and Supplementary Estimates, 1923–24.

On Thursday we shall move Mr. Speaker out of the Chair on the Army Estimates—Votes A and the Vote on Account.

Might I add, not as a word of complaint, but of appeal to hon. Members to co-operate with us in completing the very important financial transactions which it is essential to get through, if the business of Parliament is to be completed in the required time. We are loth to ask the House to forfeit either private Members' time, or to sit later than 11 o'clock. We desire, if possible, to avoid both courses, and, therefore, I appeal, in the public interest for the co-operation of hon. Members in this direction.


When does the Minister of Health propose to bring forward his proposal in relation to the Housing Bill? May I remind him that the building of houses is slowing down and the cost is going up.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Can the right hon. Gentleman state when it is proposed to move Mr. Speaker out of the Chair on the Navy Estimates?


No, I cannot. It cannot come into next week's business.


Can the right hon. Gentleman tell us which Vote will be put down first on Monday, and when the Air Estimates will be printed?


The first Vote on Monday will allow the raising of the question of unemployment in reference to the administrative steps which the Government have taken and propose to take.