HC Deb 06 August 1941 vol 373 cc1957-8
Mr. Lees-Smith

May we be informed what will be the forthcoming Business of the House?

Mr. Attlee

To-day's Business, after the Third Reading of the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill, will be Lords Amendments to the Pharmacy and Medicines Bill, Second Reading of the Local Government (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Bill, and the Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution, as well as the Motion to approve the South Wales Electric Power Company Special Order.

The Business of the House after the Summer Recess will be as follows:

First Sitting Day—If necessary, a statement will be made on the War Situation. Afterwards we shall take the Committee and remaining stages of the Local Government (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Bill, Second Reading of the India and Burma (Postponement of Elections) Bill, which is expected to be received from another place, and, if there is time, Second Reading of the Solicitors Bill [Lords']. As the House is aware, the Government can only afford facilities for the Solicitors Bill if it is treated as a non-contentious Measure.

Second Sitting Day—We shall consider the recent reports from the Committee of Privileges and make further progress with outstanding legislation. I would remind the House that the Chairman of Ways and Means has put the Grampian Electricity Supply Order Confirmation Bill down for consideration on this day.

The Business for consideration on the third Sitting Day will be arranged later and steps taken to inform hon. Members.

I shall ask the House to go into Secret Session in order to make a statement on the Recess, and to move a Motion.

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)."—[Mr. Attlee.]

Mr. Attlee

I spy Strangers.