HC Deb 29 March 1928 vol 215 cc1344-5

Can the Prime Minister tell us what business it is proposed to take next week? Perhaps the right hon. Gentleman will also tell us at what hour it is proposed the House should meet on Thursday next.


On Monday, we propose to move Mr. Speaker out of the Chair on the Civil Service Estimates and to consider Class 7, Votes 12, 2, 5 and 10, which are for Buildings.

On Tuesday we shall take the Second Reading of the National Health Insurance Bill and the Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution. We shall also take the Second Reading of the Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Bill.

On Thursday, the House will meet at eleven o'clock, as is usual on the day of adjournment, and we shall take the Motion for the Easter Adjournment.

During the week it is hoped to read the Army and Air Force (Annual) Bill a Second time and take the Report stage of Class 7 Buildings Votes (which are to be considered in Committee on Monday), and other Orders. The Estimates for the Civil Departments will be complete to-morrow with the issue of Class 2, and the Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Bill will be available to Members at the week-end.


Can the right hon. Gentleman tell us what business will be taken on the first day after the Recess?


On which night will the Army and Air Force (Annual) Bill be taken? Last year that Bill was taken early in the day. I know it has been the custom in the past to take it late at night, but I am sure the House appreciated the occasion when it was taken earlier in the day.


I regret that I cannot answer that question for the moment, and I must consult my rigħt. hon. Friend. Perhaps the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Ross and Cromarty will be good enough to repeat his question later on, and I will give him an answer.

Ordered, That the Proceedings on the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Bill have precedence this day of the Business of Supply."—[The Prime Minister.]