HC Deb 30 January 1941 vol 368 cc684-5
Mr. Lees-Smith

May I ask the Lord Privy Seal whether he will state the forthcoming Business?

The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. Attlee)

On the first and second Sitting Days we shall make further progress in Committee on the War Damage Bill.

On the third Sitting Day we shall take the Committee stage of Votes of Credit for War Expenditure, and, if there is time, proceed further with the War Damage Bill.

Earl Winterton

Has the Lord Privy Seal given consideration to the suggestion, made in the course of the Debate yesterday, that the Sitting Days should be lengthened to enable progress to be made on the War Damage Bill?

Mr. Attlee

Yes, Sir, the House is aware of the urgency for dealing with the War Damage Bill and other Measures as well as the financial business which usually comes before the House at this period of the Session. We shall make proposals at the next Sitting.

Sir P. Hurd

Is not that course likely to add to the prolixity of Members?

Mr. Attlee

I am afraid, whether the hours are short or long, it does not really affect the prolixity of Members.