§ 10.41 p.m.
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Captain Margesson)
I beg to move, "That this House do now adjourn."
It might be for the convenience of the House if I made a statement on business. The Debate has finished rather later than was anticipated when the discussion on business took place last night, and I think it would be for the convenience of the House if we did not take the Committee stage of the Financial Resolution dealing with the depressed areas to-night, but that the Government should report Progress on the Electricity (Supply) Bill tomorrow, say at about. 10 o'clock. I will have a Motion on the Paper suspending the Eleven o'Clock Rule in order that we may have from 10 o'clock onwards for debating the Committee stage of the Financial Resolution dealing with the depressed areas. The Report stage can then be taken on Thursday. Any speeches which have to be made on that can be disposed of before the end of the Committee stage of the Bill on Thursday, and that will enable the House to get the Committee stage of the Bill by Friday.
§ Mr. LANSBURY
The Patronage Secretary has made a proposition which, if carried out, will also carry out the agreement of last night except that it will be one day later. As a man of few words, I agree. To-morrow we shall do exactly what we were to have done to-night.