HC Deb 21 January 1941 vol 368 c33
Mr. Lees-Smith

(by Private Notice): Can the Prime Minister make a statement a bout the Business of the House?

The Prime Minister

The Adjournment of the House will be moved to-day and a Debate will take place on Production, Supply and Man-Power in public Session.

The Debate will be continued on the Second Sitting day. I hope that these arrangements will meet the convenience of the House.

On the Third Sitting day we shall begin the Committee stage of the War Damage Bill.

Mr. Bevan

May I ask a question concerning the Means Test Bill which is to be introduced on the Third Sitting Day? There is on the Order Paper a Question which was not asked. The Question concerns whether or not the House may have the regulations proposed to be issued under that Bill before the Bill is discussed. It would be of convenience if hon. Members could see the regulations in order to enable them to discuss the Bill more intelligibly.

The Prime Minister

This point has been considered with the object of meeting the convenience of the House. A White Paper will be issued, and it will go much further in the direction of giving information to the House than has been the case in previous matters of this kind.