HC Deb 07 April 1932 vol 264 cc311-5

Will the Lord President of the Council state the business for next week?


On Monday: Army and Air Force (Annual) Bill, remaining stages; Transitional Payments Prolongation (Unemployed Persons) Bill, Committee stage, and further progress with the Chancel Repairs Bill (Lords) and Universities (Scotland) Bill (Lords).

Tuesday: Motion to move Mr. Speaker out of the Chair on going into Committee of Supply on the Civil Estimates; Transitional Payments Prolongation (Unemployed Persons) Bill, Third Reading.

Wednesday: Sunday Performances (Regulation) Bill, Second Reading.

Thursday: Supply, Committee (Fourth Allotted Day), Board of Trade Vote.

Friday: Supply, Committee, first part of Fifth Allotted Day, Home Office Vote.

On any day, if there is time, other Orders will be taken.


In view of the answer just given in reference to the Four Power Economic Conference, would it be possible for us to have a statement, either by the Prime Minister or the President of the Board of Trade, on the Board of Trade Vote, seeing that the President of the Board of Trade is, I understand, one of the representatives attending the Conference?


I will take care that the right hon. Gentleman is duly posted through the usual channels. I will see if it is possible and, if it is possible, I will see that it is done.


Has any official intimation been given to the Press that the Government will be unable to give facilities this Session for the further stages of the Lotteries Bill?


Not to my knowledge, but I notice that my hon. Friend was not in the House when the Home Secretary announced the appointment of a Royal Commission on those subjects which interest him so much.


It was announced yesterday that a statement would be made on the Irish position on Monday. When will there be an opportunity provided for the House to discuss that statement?


I could not answer that question yet. If the hon. Member will repeat it later, I will see if an answer can be given.

Motion made, and Question put, That the Proceedings on the Wheat Bill have precedence this day of the business of Supply, and he exempted, at this day's Sitting, from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House)."—[Mr. Baldwin.]

The House divided: Ayes, 294; Noes, 40.