HC Deb 09 April 1941 vol 370 cc1568-9
60. Mr. Liddall

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food the allocation of Group 1 manufacturing meat to Lincoln City and Scunthorpe, respectively, compared with the allocation of like meat to Grimsby, Peterborough, Grantham, Stamford and Louth for the four weeks ended 29th March, 1941?

Major Lloyd George

As the reply contains a tabular statement, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the statement:

The Business to be considered after the Easter Recess will be as follows:

On the first Sitting Day—Motions to approve the continuance in force of Proclamations made under the Government of India Act.

On the second Sitting Day—Report stage of the Budget Resolutions.

On the third Sitting Day—Second Reading the Liabilities (War-time Adjustment) Bill [Lords].

During the week we hope to make progress with the National Loans Bill and with the Chartered and Other Bodies (Temporary Provisions) Bill [Lords].

Mr. Hore-Belisha

In view of the portentous events which are occurring, would the right hon. Gentleman and the Government consider a revision of that Business on the resumption of the House after Easter? My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister is moving a Motion to-day which will command unanimity, and it would be a pity to widen its scope in any way in discussion. As we have had no statement from the Government on the recent developments, and the House would be willing to possess itself in patience until we meet again, could the first two days be devoted to a general discussion of the progress of the war in the light of the facts which will then have become clarified?

The Prime Minister (Mr. Churchill)

Without committing the Government to any direct re-arrangement of Parliament any Business, it is evident that a further discussion on the war situation might be appropriate to our Business after the Easter Recess.

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