HC Deb 26 May 1938 vol 336 c1397
Mr. Attlee

May I ask the Prime Minister to state the business for next week?

The Prime Minister (Mr. Chamberlain)

Monday.—Second Reading of the Imperial Telegraphs Bill, and Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution; Second Reading of the Mental Deficiency Bill; consideration of Lords' Amendments to the Sea Fish Industry Bill.

Tuesday.—Conclusion of the Committee stage and Third Reading of the Air Navigation Bill; Committee stage of the Herring Industry Bill.

Wednesday.—Supply; Committee (8th Allotted Day). The Air-Raid Precautionary Services Vote will be considered.

Thursday.—Second Reading of the Essential Commodities Reserves Bill, and Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution.

Friday.—The House will adjourn for the Whitsuntide Recess and meet again on Tuesday, 14th June.

It is hoped that there will be an opportunity to take the outstanding Import Duties Orders, including those relating to Pig Iron, either on Monday or on Tuesday.

On any day. if time permits other Orders may be taken.

After the Second Reading of the Finance Bill to-day, we propose to take the Report stage of the Herring Industry Money Resolution.

Mr. Attlee

Can the right hon. Gentleman say when the Essential Commodities Reserves Bill will be available?

The Prime Minister


Mr. H. G. Williams

Can my right hon. Friend say whether it is anticipated that the Road Haulage Wages Bill will be concluded on Friday, and, if not, whether it is intended to carry it over until after Whitsuntide?

The Prime Minister

I cannot definitely say, but we hope to get it To-morrow.

Sir Irving Albery

When is it hoped to take the Committee stage of the Finance Bill?

The Prime Minister

We shall give notice in good time, but at the moment I cannot say.