HC Deb 22 July 1926 vol 198 cc1427-8

Would the Prime Minister kindly tell us what business it is proposed to take next week?


The programme is:

Monday: Supply, Committee, Estimate for Department of Mines; Air Expenditure, 1924–25, Committee; Ways and Means, Committee.

Tuesday: Completion of Report stage and Third Reading of the Mining Industry Bill.

Wednesday: Supply, Report, Scottish Estimates; Air Expenditure, 1924–25, Report; Ways and Means, Report.

Thursday: Appropriation Bill, Second Reading.

The business for Friday will be announced later.

On Monday and on Wednesday at 10 o'clock, the Committee and Report stages respectively of all outstanding Votes in Supply will be put from the Chair.

If time permit on any day next week we shall take small Orders on the Paper, including the Isle of Man (Customs) Bill.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

When is it proposed to take further time for a Debate on the Guaranteed Loans for Palestine and certain East African Colonies, which were discussed last night?


I cannot answer at the moment. We shall try to take a further stage before we rise for the Recess.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Did the right hon. Gentleman notice that last night a great many Members of all parties, especially his own, with a great deal of Colonial knowledge, wished to speak, and that, as we had had no Colonial Office Estimates for discussion, last night was the only opportunity for raising both East African and Palestinian questions, and will the right hon. Gentleman do his best to see that this important matter is brought on again at a reasonable hour?


I did notice the very remarkable interest shown last night.

Captain BENN

Does the Prime Minister intend to renew the Emergency Regulations, and, if so, when will the necessary Proclamation be made, and, if the Regulations are renewed, does the right hon. Gentleman intend to renew them all, or only those powers necessary to deal with coal rationing, and so on?


Without notice I cannot answer that question, but such as are renewed will, of course, be debated in this House.