HC Deb 22 July 1941 vol 373 cc798-9
The Prime Minister (Mr. Churchill)

On Business, it will, I think, be more convenient to take the Debate on Production, which we were going to have on the third Sitting Day, on the first Sitting Day after 27th July. Therefore, on the third Sitting Day it is proposed to debate Food Production and Distribution, and the appropriate Votes will be put down.

Earl Winterton

Could the right hon. Gentleman say why it is more convenient to take the Debate at a later date? Does that mean that it gives more time for consideration?

The Prime Minister

I have no doubt that topic might be pursued, but I do not think it is necessary to do so now.

Mr. G. Macdonald

The Lord Privy Seal previously seemed to give a hint of our having a fourth Sitting Day. Is it intended to ask us to have that Sitting?

The Prime Minister

A statement is going to be made about Business by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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)."—[The Prime Minister.]