HC Deb 18 July 1934 vol 292 cc1100-2

Can the Lord President of the Council. now tell the House what business will be taken before the Summer Recess?


The measures with which the Government propose to pro- ceed and pass before the Summer Recess are as follow:

All stages of the Cattle Industry (Emergency Provisions) Bill and of the County Courts Bill, which is mainly consolidation of the law, and is yet to come from another place.

Committee and remaining stages of the Whaling Industry (Regulation) Bill [Lords], and of the necessary financial resolutions.

Report and Third Reading of the Administration of Justice (Appeals) Bill [Lords]; Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill [Lords]; and Solicitors Bill [Lords].

Two and a-half allotted Supply days remain to be disposed of after to-day. Certain Civil Supplementary Estimates have been presented, and the usual Resolutions will be required relating to surpluses and deficits on Navy, Army and Air Estimates for 1932 and, on the conclusion of the Business of Supply, the Appropriation Bill must be passed through all its stages.

It may be necessary to consider Lords Amendments to Bills which have already passed this House, and Motions to approve Orders made under the Imports Duties Act, 1932. Any other Business will be brought forward which it is found necessary to pass before the Summer Recess.

I hope that arrangements can be made to dispose of outstanding Business in time to allow the Motion for the Summer Adjournment to be taken on Tuesday, 31st July. I am not yet in a position to state the date of reassembly in the Autumn.

The following Bills will be postponed and dealt with in the Autumn:

All stages of the Electricity Supply Bill [Lords]; Merchandise Marks (Trade Descriptions) Bill; Sea Fisheries (Regulation) Bill [Lords]; and Dindings Agreement (Approval) Bill [Lords] now in another place.

Report and Third Reading of the Betting and Lotteries Bill [Lords], and of the Diseases of Fish Bill [Lords], now before Standing Committees. A Money Resolution in respect of the Diseases of Fish Bill is also outstanding.

The House will notice that no provision has been made for the concluding stages of the Incitement to Disaffection Bill. The Government have decided, in view of the heavy legislative programme which has been completed this Session, not to ask the House to take the remaining stages of the Bill before the Summer Recess. The Incitement to Disaffection Bill will, however, be one of the first Measures to be dealt with when the House resumes in the Autumn.


Will any statement be made in connection with the Air Force before the House rises?


I have promised that repeatedly.