HC Deb 08 February 1940 vol 357 cc409-10
Mr. Attlee

May I ask the Prime Minister whether he will state the business for next week, and also may I give notice that we intend to put a Motion on the Paper dealing with the Railways Agreement and ask the Prime Minister whether he will afford time for a discussion.

The Prime Minister

Yes, Sir. The business for next week will be:

Tuesday: Debate on Opposition Motion on the Railways Agreement and, if there is time. Report and Third Reading of the Industrial Assurance and Friendly Societies Bill.

Wednesday: Committee stage of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous War Provisions) Bill, and Motion to approve the Home-Grown Oats (Standard Price) Order.

Thursday: Motion to approve the Governor-General of India's Proclamation of Emergency, and consideration of draft Orders-in-Council proposed to be made under the Government of India and Burma Acts; and Second Reading of the Rating and Valuation (Postponement of Valuations) Bill.

The House will not sit on Friday.

It is hoped to conclude the Committee stage of the Agriculture Bill on Wednesday, but if more time is required, the Bill will be taken on Thursday after the Second Reading of the Rating and Valuation Bill.

Mr. Mander

Can the Prime Minister say when it is proposed to take the Report stage of the Civil Supplementary Estimates?

The Prime Minister

Some time during the week, probably.

Mr. Graham White

In view of the importance of some of the issues raised in the new Pensions Bill, can the Prime Minister give any indication when it is likely to be taken?

The Prime Minister

We cannot take it next week, but perhaps it will be the week after.


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