HC Deb 26 July 1939 vol 230 cc1575-6

I understand that the Leader of the House wishes to make an announcement about Business after the resumption.


I understand that some exception has been taken to the proposal that the Second Reading of the Widows' Pensions Bill should be taken on Tuesday, 29th October. In order to meet what are understood to be the wishes of the Opposition on this point, the Business for the first week after the reassembly of Parliament will be:

Tuesday, 29th October, Coast Protection Bill, Second Reading; Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Bill, Second Reading; Collecting Charities (Regulation) Bill, Second Reading:

Wednesday, Unofficial Members' Motions, as announced.

Thursday, Widows' Pensions Bill, Second Reading, in order to enable the Opposition to formulate and put on the Paper any Amendments to the Second Reading. I think it is a reasonable request;

Friday, Widows' Pensions, Money Resolution, Committee; and, if time permits, commencement of the Committee stage of the Widows' Pensions Bill. That announcement, the House will remember I have said, is subject to the possibility of having to find time for a Resolution of the House on Russia.

On any day, if time permits, other orders will be taken.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House, at its rising this day, do adjourn until Tuesday 29th October."—[The Prime Minister.]

Mr. S. BALDWIN rose


This Motion deals only with the specific point of the date of reassembling after the Adjournment. This Motion must be taken first, and then we must get this out of the way and then take the Motion for the Adjournment.

Question put, and agreed to.