HC Deb 15 August 1940 vol 364 cc969-70
Mr. Lees-Smith

May I ask the Prime Minister whether he will state the business of the House for next week and also make a statement about the Adjournment for the Recess?

The Prime Minister

On Tuesday the Adjournment of the House will be moved, and I shall make a statement on the war situation. A Debate will take place in Public Session.

On Wednesday we desire to pass the Allied Forces Bill through all its stages. The Bill is expected to be received from another place to-day, and copies will be circulated to Members tomorrow. The consideration of any Lords Amendments to the Agriculture (Miscellaneous War Provisions) Bill, a Motion to approve of the Home Grown Oats (Standard Price) Order and the consideration of any outstanding business will also be taken.

On Thursday the House will meet at 11 a.m. Questions will be taken until noon, and the Motion for the Adjournment of the House until Thursday, 5th September, will be proposed.

On Thursday, 5th September, the House will meet at the usual hour, 2.45 p.m., and, if necessary, a statement can be made upon the war situation.

Mr. Lambert

Can the Prime Minister give any indication as to the length of this Parliament?

The Prime Minister

indicated dissent.

Ordered, That the Proceedings on Government Business be exempted, at this day's Sitting, from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House)."—[The Prime Minister.]

Ordered, That the Third Reading of the Finance (No. 2) Bill may be taken immediately after the consideration of the Bill, as amended, notwithstanding the practice of the House as to the interval between the various stages of such a Bill."—[The Prime Minister.]

Resolved, That this House, at its rising this day, do adjourn till Tuesday next."—[The Prime Minister.]