§ Mr. Attlee asked the Prime Minister whether he has any statement to make with regard to the Business of the House.
§ The Prime Minister
The Leader of the Opposition has already intimated to me, through the usual channels, that it would be desirable if an opportunity were found to-day for a discussion on the situation in Spain. In view of the fact that we have just met after a recess, and especially as the Foreign Secretary is going to Geneva to-morrow, I think it would meet the wishes of the House if a Debate took place as suggested. I hope, therefore, that it will be possible to conclude the Debate on the Empire Settlement Money Resolution by about Seven o'clock this evening, when the Government would propose to move the Adjournment of the House. My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary will make a statement. I would remind hon. Members who are interested in Empire migration that a Bill will, of course, follow the Money Resolution, and full opportunity will be given for further debate on the subject when the Second Reading of that Bill is taken.
To-morrow (Wednesday), as has already been announced, we shall take the Second Reading of the Livestock Industry Bill and the Committee stage of the necessary Financial Resolution, and on Thursday the Second Reading of the Beef and Veal Customs Duties Bill. I understand, however, from representations which have been 39 made, that it would meet the convenience of the House generally if more time were allowed for the Debate on the Second Reading of the Livestock Industry Bill. We, therefore, propose to move the Second Reading of that Bill To-morrow, and continue the Debate on Thursday until about dinner time. Afterwards, we shall take the Second Reading of the Beef and Veal Customs Duties Bill.