HC Deb 12 April 1934 vol 288 c494

Mr. ATTLEE (by Private Notice) asked the Prime Minister what business it is proposed to take next week?


Monday: Second Reading of the Incitement to Disaffection Bill and of the Shops Bill [Lords]; consideration of Motions to approve Additional Import Duties Orders Nos. 7, 9, and 10.

Tuesday: The Chancellor of the Exchequer will open his Budget.

Wednesday and Thursday: General discussion of the Budget Resolutions.

Friday: Private Members' Bills.

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


Does the Prime Minister really intend to get the Second Reading of so important a Bill on Monday, and is he aware that the Incitement to Disaffection Bill deals with grave constitutional matters which have always been subject to the very greatest controversy when raised, and that the Bill will certainly be opposed on this side with the utmost vigour?


We will just see how we get on, but it is certainly not the intention of the Government to move the Second Reading of the second Order at an inordinately late hour.


Can my right hon. Friend say when he proposes to take the subsidy for the milk schemes, which had been set down for to-day? Will it come on next week?


It cannot come on next week, because I have just announced the business, which cannot be varied or postponed. If my right hon. Friend will give me notice, I will tell him the intentions of the Government as soon as we have arranged the programme for the week after, but that is not a pledge.