HC Deb 18 July 1929 vol 230 cc628-9

May I ask the Prime Minister to state what the business will be next week?


Monday: Housing (Revision of Contributions Bill), Third Reading; Development (Loan Guarantees and Grants) Bill, Committee.

Tuesday: Development (Loan Guarantees and Grants) Bill, later stage. Time will be made available for discussion of the Prayer standing on the Order Paper in the name of the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Edgbaston (Mr. Chamberlain), against various Orders made under the Poor Law Act of 1927.

Wednesday: Committee of Supply, Consideration of Supplementary Estimates for the purchase of pictures for the National Gallery, and for the purchase of radium in accordance with the undertaking of the late Government. I may say that these Supplementary Estimates will, it is hoped, be available for Members on Saturday, 20th July. It is proposed also to take the Second Heading of the Land Drainage Bill which we expect to receive from another place to-morrow.

Thursday: Land Drainage Bill, further stages. It is anticipated that the Arbitration (Foreign Awards) Bill will be received from another place in time to admit of its Second Reading being taken also on this day.

On any day, if time permits, other Orders may be taken.

Perhaps I had better make a statement at this stage about the anticipated date of the rising of the House. On present indications, I hope it may be possible for the House to adjourn for the Summer Recess on Friday, 26th July, but this possibility depends on the progress of the business here and in another place. I would ask the House to allow me to defer making a definite statement on this matter until, say, next Tuesday.