HC Deb 01 June 1927 vol 207 cc393-4

In asking the Prime Minister to state the business for the week when the House re-assembles following the Whitsuntide Recess, may I also ask whether he can give information as to the duration of the Session?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Baldwin)

Yes, Sir. When the House re-assembles the business proposed is:

Monday and Tuesday, 13th and 14th June, Trade Disputes and Trade Unions Bill, Committee—11th and 12th Allotted Days;

Wednesday: Second Reading of the Audit (Local Authorities) Bill, and of the Poor Law (Consolidation) Bill, which has come down from another place;

Thursday: Second Reading of the Ouse Drainage Bill, and Committee Stage of the Crown Lands (No. 2) Bill.

On each day, if time permit, we shall take other Orders on the Paper.

With regard to the Session, I regret to say, it will be necessary for the House to sit in the Autumn in continuation of the present Session. In other words, we shall adjourn and not prorogue. I cannot yet, of course, say the date of Adjournment for the Summer, but I hope that we may be able to make such progress with business that it will be possible to adjourn about the end of July.


May I ask whether the right hon. Gentleman is yet in a position to state what the Government intend to do with reference to unemployment insurance, seeing that the present Act must expire at an early date?


I cannot make any statement about business yet. I hope that shortly after Whitsuntide, it may be possible to say what will be undertaken in view of the alteration of the time of the sitting of the House.

Resolved, That this House do meet To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock; that no Questions shall be taken after Twelve of the Clock; and that at Five of the Clock Mr. Speaker shall adjourn the House without Question put."—[The Prime Minister.]