§ Mr. Attlee
May I ask the Patronage Secretary what business it is proposed to take on Thursday and Friday?
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Captain Margesson)
On Thursday, 27th May, it is proposed to take the Second Reading of the Civil List Bill and of the Chairmen of Traffic Commissioners Bill; the Third Reading of the Statutory Salaries Bill; and the Second Reading of the Trade Marks (Amendment) Bill, which comes from another place, and of the Public Health (Drainage of Trade Premises) Bill, which also comes from another place.
Friday will be set apart for the consideration of the concluding stages of the Marriage Bill, which, the House knows, is a Private Member's Bill.
§ Mr. Attlee
May I ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what business he proposes to take if the Motion regarding the business of the House is carried?
§ Mr. Chamberlain
To-day is the 6th allotted Supply day, and the Board of Trade Vote will be considered in Committee. The Motion on the Paper is precautionary and will allow the Report stage of the Civil List Resolutions to be entered upon before 11 o'clock in the event of the Debate on the Board of Trade Vote being finished before that hour. The 109 Report stage of the Civil List Resolutions which it is desired to obtain to-night is exempted business. The Civil List Bill will be brought in, printed and circulated to Members in time for the Debate on Thursday.
§ Motion made, and Question put,110
That this day, notwithstanding anything in Standing Order No. 14, Business other than the Business of Supply may be taken before Eleven of the clock."—[Mr. Chamberlain.]
§ The House divided: Ayes, 173; Noes, 97.