HC Deb 09 May 1939 vol 347 c407

9.35 p.m.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Captain Margesson)

I beg to move, "That this House do now adjourn."

I move this Motion in order that I may make a statement, for the convenience of the House, on the alteration of the business for to-morrow. In order to give more time than was contemplated for the Committee stage of the Military Training Bill, we shall begin the Committee stage to-morrow, after the Time-Table Motion has been passed. Further consideration of the Civil Defence Bill, previously announced for to-morrow, will therefore be postponed.

Mr. Ede

We were told that Private Members' time was to be taken on Friday. Can the Patronage Secretary say anything on that point? Shall we continue the Military Training Bill on Friday?

Captain Margesson

Perhaps it would be well if we awaited the Motion which is being put on the Order Paper tonight, which will deal with that point. This Adjournment Motion is only moved so that I may inform the House that instead of proceeding to-morrow with the Committee stage of the Civil Defence Bill, we shall carry on with the Committee stage of the Military Training Bill.

Motion, by leave, withdrawn.