§ Mr. LANSBURY
Will the Prime Minister say how far he proposes to go to-night, and what business will be taken the first week after we reassemble?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
In reply to the first part of the question, we propose to finish the Committee stage of the Rent and Mortgage Interest Restrictions (Amendment) Bill, and the Children and Young Persons Bill, which has come from another place and is purely a consolidating Measure.
§ When the House resumes after Easter we propose that on Tuesday, 25th April, the Chancellor of the Exchequer shall open his Budget. On Wednesday, 26th, and Thursday, 27th, there will be a general discussion on the Budget Resolutions; and on Friday, 28th, consideration of private Members' Bills. On any day, if there is time, other Orders may be taken.
§ Mr. SMITHERS
Is it possible, Mr. Speaker, as the time allotted to Questions is not over, to get an answer to Question No. 49 on the Paper, which is important.
Motion made, and Question put,
That the Proceedings on Government Business be exempted, at this day's Sitting, from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House)."—[The Prime Minister.]
§ The House divided: Ayes, 248; Noes, 44.