§ Mr. BALDWIN
Monday and Tuesday: Finance Bill; Second Reading.
I think that I was correct in the assumption I made the other day that one day has been more usual during recent years for the Second Reading, but a question was raised in the House, and 1290 I am glad to give a second day, which, I hope, will be sufficient. It will make altogether four days of discussion on the general principles of the Finance Bill.
Wednesday: National Health Insurance and Contributory Pensions Bill, Second Reading.
Thursday: Children and Young Persons Bill; Report and Third Reading.
Friday: Adjournment for the Whitsun Recess until Monday, 23rd May.
During the week any other business which it is necessary to dispose of before the Recess will be taken, including the Report and Third Reading of the Hire Purchase and Small Debt (Scotland) Bill, and of the Universities (Scotland) Bill from another place, and, if received from another place, the Lords Amendments to the Wheat Bill.
§ Mr. LANSBURY
I think that most Members of the House will appreciate the consideration given by the right hon. Gentleman to our application for two days for the Second Reading of the Finance Bill, but in regard to the Hire Purchase and Small Debt (Scotland) Bill, I should like to ask that some negotiation should take place before it is taken at a late hour, as we may want to discuss it.
§ Mr. MAXTON
Can the right hon. Gentleman say when the National Health Insurance and Contributory Pensions Bill will be available to Members?
§ Mr. MAXTON
May I take it that the Bill is not a very extended one, and that the 48 hours we shall have had it in our hands will be sufficient to enable us to examine its provisions?
That other Government Business have precedence this day of the Business of Supply."—[Mr. Baldwin.]