HC Deb 13 November 1940 vol 365 c1714
Mr. Lees-Smith

Words can add nothing to the feat which has been described, so I will merely ask for a statement of Business for the future.

The Prime Minister

: I consider it advisable to make the usual Business statement in Secret Session to-day. There is nothing in it except our own affairs. After my statement we shall come out of Secret Session and conduct the rest of our proceedings in public. We shall ask the House to pass the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill through all its remaining stages, and then a Debate on thou Railways Agreement and railway fares will take place on the Motion for the Adjournment.

Ordered, That, notwithstanding the practice of the House the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 2) Bill may be considered in Committee immediately after the Bill has been read a Second time."—[The Prime Minister.]