HC Deb 17 June 1930 vol 240 c41
45. Sir K. WOOD

asked the prime Minister whether he can now state the Bills for which he proposes to give facilities this Session?


I would refer the right hon. Gentleman to the statement I made in reply to a question by the Leader of the Opposition on the 4th June. I can only repeat that I will announce the intention of the Government in this matter as soon as possible.


The right hon. Gentleman will not forget the poor old Trade Disputes Bill?


May I ask the Prime Minister whether he can state what business he proposes to take on Friday; and whether he has any statement to make with regard to the order of questions?


With regard to Friday's business, we propose to take a number of small Bills—the Mental Treatment Bill, consideration of Lords Amendments; Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Bill, consideration of Lords Amendments; Air Transport (Subsidy Agreements) Bill, Third Reading; Overseas Trade Bill, Third Reading; and, if there be time, Workmen's Compensation (Silicosis) Bill [Lords], Second Reading.

As regards the second part of the right hon. Gentleman's question, the answer is that it is proposed that, as from Tuesday, the 24th June, questions addressed to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs shall occupy the place on the Order Paper previously occupied by questions to the Lord Privy Seal. The arrangement under which the first four Ministers who answer questions on Tuesdays in turn occupy the first, second, third and fourth places on the Order Paper on Tuesdays will remain unchanged. That may seem to be a rather complicated statement, but, if hon. Members will be good enough to look at the OFFICIAL REPORT, I think they will find that it is all right.