HC Deb 08 May 1941 vol 371 cc983-4
Mr. Lees-Smith

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

The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. Attlee)

The Business will be as follows: On the first Sitting Day—Second Reading of the Allied Powers (Maritime Courts) Bill, and Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution.

On the second Sitting Day—Supply (6th Allotted Day): Committee. A Debate on Economic Warfare will take place in Secret Session.

On the third Sitting Day—Committee and remaining stages of the Allied Powers (Maritime Courts) Bill.

During those days, as opportunity offers, further progress will be made with the Liabilities (War-Time Adjustment) Bill [Lords] and the Public and Other Schools (War Conditions) Bill [Lords].

Sir Percy Harris

Can the right hon. Gentleman assure the House that there will be an early opportunity to debate the Ministry of Supply?

Mr. Attlee

That opportunity will be given, but I am unable to state the exact day.

Mr. Thorne

Is the Lord Privy Seal in a position to state when the Finance Bill will be available in the Vote Office?

Mr. Attlee

Next week.

Captain Cunningham-Reid

Will an opportunity be given to the House in the near future to discuss the very vital question of propaganda?

Mr. Attlee

That will be considered, if it is the desire of the House to have a Debate.

Mr. Lindsay

Can my right hon. Friend say whether he can find time, if there is a sufficient feeling in the House, for a general discussion on the allied questions of Civil Defence and evacuation?

Mr. Attlee

That question will also be considered.

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